Name: Sauropareion ‭(‬lizard cheek‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sore-op-ar-e-on.
Named By: Sean P.‭ ‬Modesto,‭ ‬Hans-Dieter Sues‭ & ‬Ross J.‭ ‬Damiani‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Procolophonidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬anoplus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: About‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Induan of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: At least two individuals including skulls and almost complete postcranial remains.

       Sauropareion is a genus of small procolophonid reptile that lived in South Africa at the start of the Triassic period.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new Triassic procolophonoid reptile and its implications for procolophonoid survivorship during the Permo-Triassic extinction event.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Royal Society B:‭ ‬Biological Sciences‭ ‬268‭ (‬1480‭)‬:‭ ‬2047‭–‬2052.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sean P.‭ ‬Modesto,‭ ‬Hans-Dieter Sues‭ & ‬Ross J.‭ ‬Damiani‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.


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