Name: Malerisaurus ‭(‬Maleri lizard‭ ‬-‭ ‬After the Maleri Formation where the holotype was discovered‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ma-le-re-sore-us.
Named By: Sankar Chatterjee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1980.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Sauropsida,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Protorosauria.
Species: M.‭ ‬robinsonae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: About‭ ‬1.2‭ ‬meters in length.
Known locations: India,‭ ‬Andrha Pradesh‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lower Maleri Formation.
Time period: Carnian/Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete and articulated skeletons of two individuals.

       Malerisaurus is a genus of protorosauri known to have lived in India during the late Triassic period.‭ ‬There are a lot of questions about how members of this genus lived since there are no clear adaptations pointing towards one ecological niche over another.‭ ‬The discovery of the two Malerisaurus specimens however have been identified as the probable stomach contents of two Parasuchus,‭ ‬a genus of Phytosaur.
       A second named species of Malerisaurus called M.‭ ‬langstoni and recovered from the Colorado City Formation of Texas,‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬is now regarded as a synonym to Trilophosaurus‭ (‬Spielmann et al,‭ ‬2006‭)‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Malerisaurus,‭ ‬A New Eosuchian Reptile from the Late Triassic of India.‭ ‬-‭ ‬hilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London,‭ ‬Series B‭ ‬291:163-200‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sanker Chatterjee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1980.
-‭ ‬Malerisaurus langstoni,‭ ‬a new diapsid reptile from the Triassic of Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬6‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬297‭–‬312‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sankar Chatterjee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1986.
-‭ ‬Revision of the archosauromorph reptile Trilophosaurus,‭ ‬with a description of the first skull of Trilophosaurus jacobsi,‭ ‬from the Upper Triassic Chinle Group,‭ ‬West Texas,‭ ‬USA.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology‭ ‬49‭(‬3‭)‬:621-640‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lucas,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Rinehart,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Spielmann,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Hunt‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Kahle‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.


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