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meaning: "Helmet cheeked lizard"
Named By: Richard Owen in 1876
Time Period: Wuchiapingian - Changhsingian, 260-252 Ma
Location: Southerm Africa
Size: 2.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Several skeletons
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Procolophonomorpha | Procolophonia | Pareiasauridae |

Pareiasaurus is an extinct genus of anapsid reptile from the Permian period. It was a typical member of its family, the pareiasaurs, which take their name from this genus.

Fossils have been for example found in the Beaufort Group.

Read more about Pareiasaurus at Wikipedia
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