Name: Provelosaurus.
Phonetic: Pro-vel-o-sore-us.
Named By: Lee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1997.
Synonyms: Pareiasaurus americanus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Pareiasauridae,‭ ‬Pumiliopareiasauria.
Species: P.‭ ‬americanus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Up to‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rio do Rasto Formation.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and post cranial skeletal remains form at least‭ ‬4‭ ‬individuals.

       First named as a species of Pareiasaurus in‭ ‬1985‭ ‬by D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Araujo,‭ ‬from fossils recovered from the Rio do Rasto Formation in Brazil,‭ ‬the species was renamed as a distinct genus,‭ ‬Provelosaurus,‭ ‬in‭ ‬1997.‭ ‬This decision was based upon the observation that Provelosaurus shows greater similarities to South African pareisaurs such as Anthodon than to Pareiasaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Sobre Pareiasaurus americanus sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬do Permiano Superior do Rio Grande do Sul,‭ ‬Brasil.‭ ‬I-Diagnose Especifica:‭ ‬Annais Academia Brasil,‭ ‬Ciences,‭ ‬v.‭ ‬57,‭ ‬n.‭ ‬1,‭ ‬p.‭ ‬63-66.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Araujo‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.


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