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Placerias hesternus Lucas 1904 (dicynodont)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Stahleckeriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 155546

Synonym: Placerias gigas Camp and Welles 1956 (taxon 159339)

Full reference: F. A. Lucas. 1904. A new batrachian and a new reptile from the Trias of Arizona. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 27:193-195

Belongs to Placerias according to R. A. Long and P. A. Murry 1995

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Placerias hesternus: USNM 2198, a limb element (Humerus). Its type locality is 3 miles north of Tanners Crossing, which is in a Norian terrestrial horizon in the Chinle Formation of Arizona.
  • Placerias gigas: Its type locality is Placerias Quarry, UCMP A269, which is in a Norian wet floodplain mudstone/claystone in the Chinle Formation of Arizona.

Ecology: herbivore