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Placerias - other-prehistoric-animals
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Placerias

New15.7cm x 8cm
Period:Triassic
Fun Facts:
  • Placerias - A dicynodont and therefore distantly related to modern mammals. Fossils of this Late Triassic herbivore come from the USA, most notably from a single location in Arizona known as the "Placerias Quarry". The remains of at least forty individuals have been excavated. This suggests that Placerias lived in large herds. It is likely that it spent much of its time wallowing in shallow water and feeding on bankside vegetation, filling an ecological niche similar to a hippopotamus.