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Scutosaurus karpinskii juvenile

Category:Other Reptiles
Taxonomy:Pararettilia; Pareiasauroidea; Family Pareiasaurid
Age:Late Permian, 245 million years ago
Locality:Sokolki, Malaya Severnaya, Northern Russia
Length:1 meters


Scutosaurus ("Shield Reptile") was a genus of armor-covered pareiasaur that lived around 252-248 million years ago in Russia, in the later Permian period. Its genus name refers to large plates of armor scattered across its body. It was a large anapsid reptile that, unlike most reptiles, held its legs underneath its body to support its great weight. To defend itself Scutosaurus had a thick skeleton covered with powerful muscles, especially in the neck region. Underneath the skin were rows of hard, bony plates (scutes) that acted like a form of chain mail. As a plant-eater living in a semi-arid climate, Scutosaurus would have wandered widely in order find fresh foliage to eat. It may have stuck closely to the riverbanks and floodplains where plant life would have been more abundant, straying further afield only during times of drought. This replica depicts a complete skeleton of a juvenile Scutosaurus karpinskii and the shipping for this one is free!


Scutosaurus karpinskii juvenile
3500 EUR   (Convert)

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