Name: Vallesaurus ‭(‬Valle’s lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Val-le-sor-us.
Named By: S.‭ ‬Renesto‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Binelli‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Protorosauria,‭ ‬Simiosauria
Species: V.‭ ‬cenensis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬zorzinensis.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬15‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Italy‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zorzino Limestone Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Complete remains of more than one individual.

       Vallesaurus is a genus of small drepanosaur that lived in Italy during the late Triassic.‭ ‬drepanosaurs were arboreal lizards with hands and claws adapted for holding onto branches,‭ ‬as well as tails which hooked downwards for further grip.‭ ‬In essence that lived in much the same way as modern day‭ ‬chamaeleons,‭ ‬though it is uncertain if Vallesaurus had an extensible tongue.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Vallesaurus cenensis Wild‭ ‬1991,‭ ‬a drepanosaurid‭ (‬Retilia,‭ ‬Diapsida‭) ‬from the Late Triassic of northern Italy.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia‭ ‬112:77-94.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Renesto‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Binelli‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
-‭ ‬The taxonomy and paleobiology of the Late Triassic‭ (‬Carnian-Norian:‭ ‬Adamanian-Apachean‭) ‬drepanosaurs‭ (‬Diapsida:‭ ‬Archosauromorpha:‭ ‬Drepanosauromorpha‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin‭ ‬46:‭ ‬1‭–‬81.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Renesto‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Binelli‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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