- Sauropareion anoplus
- Modesto, Sues and Damiani, 2001
- Meaning of generic name
- Greek words sauros and pareion, meaning 'lizard' and 'cheek'
- Skull length: 35 mm, Length: 30 cm
- Holotype (SAM-PK-11192): Partial skull with mandible, cervical vertebrae, and few other bones.
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Palingkloof Member of the Balfour Formation, Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone of the Beaufort Group, lowermost Triassic of South Africa.
Locality: Barendskraal farm, Middelburg District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
- Anapsida Procolomorpha Procolophonoidea Owenettidae
- Further Reading
- S. P. Modesto, H.-D. Sues, and R. Damiani. 2001. A new Triassic procolophonoid reptile and its implications for procolophonoid survivorship during the Permo-Triassic extinction event. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268:2047-2052.
Modesto, S. P. and Damiani, R. 2007. The procolophonoid reptile Sauropareion anoplus from the lowermost Triassic of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2):337-349.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
This procolophonid from South Africa differs from the others by the absence of the prominent cheek bones that characterize many members of the group.