Name: Sclerosaurus.
Phonetic: Skler-o-sore-us.
Named By: Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1857.
Synonyms: Labyrinthodon ruetimeyeri,‭ ‬Aristodesmus ruetimeyeri.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Parareptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Pareiasauromorpha,‭ ‬Pareiasauroidea.
Species: S.‭ ‬armatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Plattensandstein/Rötton Formation.‭ ‬Switzerland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Plattensandstein Formation.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: At least two individuals.

       As a genus Sclerosaurus is considered to be a close relative of the pareiasaurs.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of Sclerosaurus armatus‭ (‬Amniota:‭ ‬Parareptilia‭) ‬from the Buntsandstein‭ (‬Triassic‭) ‬of Europe.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology vol28,‭ ‬issue‭ ‬4‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hans-Dieter Sues‭ & ‬Robert R.‭ ‬Reisz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.


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