Name: Leptopleuron.
Phonetic: Lep-to-plu-ron.
Named By: Richard Owen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1851.
Synonyms: Telerpeton elginense.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonomorpha,‭ ‬Procolophonidae.
Species: L.‭ ‬lacertinum‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain but possibly herbivorous given that similar relatives in the late Triassic were more herbivorous.
Size: About‭ ‬40‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Scotland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lossiemouth Sandstone Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Holotype an almost complete individual.‭ ‬At least one another specimen known.

       Leptopleuron was a genus or procolophonid reptile that lived in Scotland during the Late Triassic.‭ ‬The exact diet of Leptopleuron is uncertain,‭ ‬though procolophonids in the late Triassic seem to be more herbivorous than earlier procolophonids were more insectivorous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The braincase structure of Leptopleuron lacertinum Owen‭ (‬Parareptilia:‭ ‬Procolophonidae‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬20‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬21‭–‬30.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Patrick S.‭ ‬Spencer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
- Osteology of Leptopleuron lacertinum Owen, a procolophonoid parareptile from the Upper Triassic of Scotland, with remarks on ontogeny, ecology and affinities. - Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 101 (1): 1–25. - Laura Säilä - 2010.


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