Name: Alierasaurus.
Phonetic: A-ly-rah-sor-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Romano‭ & ‬U.‭ ‬Nicosia‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Caseasauria,‭ ‬Caseidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬ronchii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Sardinia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cala del Vino Formation.
Time period: Artinskian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Alierasaurus is a genus of caseid synapsid that lived in Sardinia during the Permian.‭ ‬Because Alierasaurus is only known from partial remains it‭ ‬is difficult to be certain about its full body size.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬these remains seem to be close to comparable in size to the huge Cotylorhynchus,‭ ‬one of the largest land dwelling creatures of the Permian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Alierasaurus ronchii,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a caseid from the Permian of Sardinia,‭ ‬Italy.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬34‭(‬4‭)‬:900-913.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Romano‭ & ‬U.‭ ‬Nicosia‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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