Name: Pumiliopareia.
Phonetic: Pu-mil-e-o-pah-ry-ah.
Named By: Broom and Robinson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1948.
Synonyms: Nanoparia pricei,‭ ‬Pareiasaurus pricei.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Pareiasauridae,‭ ‬Pumiliopareiasauria.
Species: P.‭ ‬pricei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Total length about‭ ‬50‭ ‬centimetres long,‭ ‬skull‭ ‬12‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Permian.
Fossil representation: Almost complete individual including osteoderm armour.

       Pumiliopareia was a fairly small parieasaur though one that was not completely defenceless.‭ ‬The skin of Pumiliopareia was the housing for a multitude of osteoderm armour,‭ ‬though bony plates that floated within the skin that could stop the teeth and claws of most predators.

Further reading
- A taxonomic revision of pareiasaurian reptiles: implications for Permian terrestrial paleoecology. - Modern Geology 21:231-298. - M. S. Y. Lee - 1997.


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