|Named By:||Lucas in 1904|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, 220-216 Ma|
|Size:||Up to 3.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of many individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Dicynodontia | Kannemeyeriidae ||
Placerias (meaning broad body) is an extinct genus of dicynodonts that lived during the late Carnian age of the Triassic Period (221-210 million years ago). Placerias belongs to a group of dicynodonts called Kannemeyeriiformes, which was the last known group of dicynodonts before most of dicynodonts became extinct at the end of the Triassic.