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meaning: "First lizard"
Named By: Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer in 1830
Time Period: Lopingian, 260-251 Ma
Location: England and Germany
Size: Holotype estimated at 1.64 meters long, though fragmentary remains hint at a possible 2.5 meters long
Diet: Uncertain, has been interpreted as a Herbivore and an Insectivore. See main text
Fossil(s): Remains of many individuals, though often incomplete. Coprolites have been attributed to the genus as well
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Archosauromorpha | Protorosauria | Protorosauridae |

Protorosaurus ("first lizard") is a genus of lizard-like early archosauromorph reptile. It lived during the late Permian period in Germany.

Read more about Protorosaurus at Wikipedia
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