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Heleosaurus scholtzi


Originally thought to be a diapsid reptile.



Name


Heleosaurus scholtzi


Authority
   

Broom, 1907


Meaning of the generic name




Size


Length: 50 cm


Remains


Partial skeleton missing tail and most of the limbs.


Age and Distribution


Probably Abrahamskraal Formation, Beaufort Group, South Africa


Classification


Synapsida Eupelycosauria Varanopseidae

  Further Reading

  Reisz, R. R. & Modesto, S. P. 2007. Heleosaurus scholtzi from the Permian of South Africa: a varanopid synapsid, not a diapsid reptile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (3): 734-739.
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