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meaning: "Broad body"
Named By: Lucas in 1904
Time Period: Late Triassic, 220-216 Ma
Location: USA, Arizona
Size: Up to 3.5 meters long
Diet: unavailable
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.

Read more about Placerias at Wikipedia
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