Name: Eohyosaurus ‭(‬dawn pig lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: E-oh-hy-o-sor-us.
Named By: R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Montefeltro,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Samathi‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Sobral‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Rhynchosauria.
Species: E.‭ ‬wolvaardti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Burgersdorp Formation.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaws.

       Eohyosaurus is a little known genus of rhynchosaur that lived in South Africa during the Triassic.‭ ‬As a rhynchosaur,‭ ‬Eohyosaurus would have been a squat quadrupedal herbivore that ate low growing plants.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of basal rhynchosaur‭ (‬Diapsida:‭ ‬Archosauromorpha‭) ‬from the early Middle Triassic of South Africa,‭ ‬and the early evolution of Rhynchosauria.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬174‭(‬3‭)‬:571-588.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Montefeltro,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Samathi‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Sobral‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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