Name: Parasaurus.
Phonetic: Pah-rah-ssore-us.
Named By: von Meyer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1857.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Pareiasauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬geinitzi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Possibly up to‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Werra Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Although a relatively little known genus of pareiasaur,‭ ‬Parasaurus was actually the first pareiasaur genus to be named.‭ ‬Parasaurus lived in Germany in during the late Permian,‭ ‬and like with other pareiasaurs,‭ ‬was a‭ ‬plant eater that fed upon low growing vegetation.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A re-evaluation of Parasaurus geinitzi,‭ ‬the first named pareiasaur‭ (‬amniote,‭ ‬Parareptilia‭)‬:‭ ‬-‭ ‬Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences,‭ ‬v.‭ ‬45,‭ ‬p.‭ ‬111-1121.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.


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