Name: Brazilosaurus ‭(‬Brazil lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bra-zil-o-sore-us.
Named By: Shikama‭ & ‬Ozaki‭ ‬-‭ ‬1966.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Parareptilia,‭ ‬Mesosauria,‭ ‬Mesosauridae.
Species: B.‭ ‬sanpauloensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬42-45‭ ‬centimetres long for the holotype.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Irati Formation.
Time period: Artinskian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: At least one individual known by reasonably good remains.

       Brazilosaurus is a relative of the better known Mesosaurus,‭ ‬and like Mesosaurus,‭ ‬Brazilosaurus was a‭ ‬semi-aquatic reptile that hunted for fish and other small aquatic animals in the water.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On a Reptilian Skeleton from the Palaeozoic Formation of San Paulo,‭ ‬Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Transactions and Proceedings of the Palaeontological Society of Japan,‭ ‬New Series‭ ‬64:‭ ‬351‭–‬358.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Shikama and H.‭ ‬Ozaki‭ ‬-‭ ‬1966.


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