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Bradysaurus baini Seeley 1892 (parareptile)

Reptilia - Procolophonia

PaleoDB taxon number: 160686

Alternative combination: Pareiasaurus baini

Synonym: Platyoropha broomi Haughton and Boonstra 1929 (taxon 160812)

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1892. Researches on the Structure, Organization, and Classification of the Fossil Reptilia. VII. Further Observations on Pareiasaurus. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 183:311-370

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

Sister taxa: Bradysaurus seeleyi, Bradysaurus whaitsi, Bradysuchus maleriensis

Type specimens:

  • Bradysaurus baini: BMNH R1971, a skeleton (almost complete). Its type locality is De Bad farm, which is in a Capitanian dry floodplain mudstone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.
  • Platyoropha broomi: SAM 5002, a skull. Its type locality is Vogelfontein (Prince Albert), which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: herbivore