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Temporal range: Late Permian – Early Triassic
†L. murrayi (Huxley, 1859) (type)
Lystrosaurus was a herbivore dicynodont reptile that lived in the Permian to Triassic.
Distribution and species
Death and ExtinctionEaten by predators like Cynodonts, Gorgonopsids, and Proterosuchus that went extinct in the Permian. The early Triassic Extinction finaly killed this animal. However before that it may have made up half of life on earth.
In Popular Culture
- Lystrosaurus made an appearance in Walking with Monsters where a herd undergoes a migration and were attacked by chasmatosaurs.
- They also appeared in an episode of the Animal Planet show, Animal Armageddon, where it describes how they were one of the few species who survived the Permian Mass Extinction, or the "Great Dying".
- They also make an appearance in the video game ARK: Survival Evolved.
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