Name: Arganaceras ‭(‬Argana horn‭)‬.
Phonetic: Are-gan-ah-seh-rass.
Named By: N.-E.‭ ‬Jalil‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Janvier‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pareiasauridae.
Species: A.‭ ‬vacanti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Morocco.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Arganaceras was a pareiasaur that lived in Morocco during the late Permian.‭ ‬Like relative genera,‭ ‬Arganaceras would have been quadrupedal herbivores.‭ ‬A particularly close relative of the genus may have been Elginia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Les pareiasaures‭ (‬Amniota,‭ ‬Parareptilia‭) ‬du Permien supérieur du Bassin d’Argana,‭ ‬Maroc‭ ‬-‭ ‬N.-E.‭ ‬Jalil‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Janvier‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.


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