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Bradysaurus seeleyi Haughton and Boonstra 1929 (parareptile)

Reptilia - Procolophonia

PaleoDB taxon number: 144595

Synonym: Bradysaurus vanderbyli Haughton and Boonstra 1929 (taxon 160719)

Full reference: S. H. Haughton and L. D. Boonstra. 1929. Pareiasaurian studies. Part I. - An Attempt at a Classification of the Pareiasauria based on Skull Features. Annals of the South African Museum 28(1):79-87

Belongs to Bradysaurus according to M. S. Y. Lee 1997

Sister taxa: Bradysaurus baini, Bradysaurus whaitsi, Bradysuchus maleriensis

Type specimens:

  • Bradysaurus seeleyi: BMNH 49426, a partial skeleton (complete skull and lower jaw, partial vertebral column, some ribs, osteoderms, and parts of girdles). Its type locality is Palmietfontein, which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.
  • Bradysaurus vanderbyli: SAM 3718, a skull (including lower jaw). Its type locality is Abrahamskraal, Prince Albert, which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: herbivore