Name: Pararcus.
Phonetic: Pah-rah-kuss.
Named By: N. Klein & T. Scheyer - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Placodontia.
Species: P. diepenbroeki (type).
Diet: Durophagovore (shellfish eater).
Size: Holotype skeleton about 135 centimetres long.
Known locations: Netherlands - Vossenveld Formation.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton.

       Pararcus is a genus of placodont that lived in Europe during the Triassic. The placodonts are known to be specialist hunters of shellfish, and Pararcus is espected to have had a similar lifestyle.

Further reading
- A new placodont sauropterygian from the Middle Triassic of the Netherlands. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. - N. Klein & T. Scheyer - 2014.


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