Name: Embrithosaurus.
Phonetic: Em-brif-o-sore-us.
Named By: Watson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1914.
Synonyms: Brachypareia watsoni,‭ ‬Bradysaurus strubeni,‭ ‬Bradysaurus watsoni,‭ ‬Dolichopareia angusta,‭ ‬Embrithosaurus angustus,‭ ‬Nochelesaurus angustus,‭ ‬Pareiasaurus bombidens.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Pareiasauridae.
Species: E.‭ ‬schwarzi‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬alexanderi,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬strubeni.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Around‭ ‬2‭ ‬to‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Remains of several individuals.

       Embrithosaurus is a genus of pareiasaur that has a very close association with the genus Bradysaurus,‭ ‬in fact one species,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬alexanderi has been considered to be intermediate between Bradysaurus and the type species of Embrithosaurus,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬schwarzi.‭ ‬Another species named E.‭ ‬strubeni is established upon fossils that were originally assigned as the type species of the genus Nochelosaurus.
       Embrithosaurus is noted for having multicusped teeth,‭ ‬with those of the type species E.‭ ‬schwarzi having nine cusps each.‭ ‬These teeth would have been used to process the vegetation of the late Permian.‭ ‬Like other pareiasaurs,‭ ‬the body of Embrithosaurus,‭ ‬was armour plated with osteoderms,‭ ‬though in general the armour of Embrithosaurus was fairly light when compared with that of other pareiasaurs.


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