Temporal range: Late Triassic
Placerias hesternus.jpg
A restoration of Placerias hesternus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Infraorder: Dicynodontia
Family: Stahleckeriidae
Subfamily: Placeriinae
Genus: Placerias
Lucas, 1904
Referred species
  • Placerias gigas
  • Placerias hesternus (type)

Placerias was a mammal-like reptile that lived during the Triassic Period. Lystrosaurus is one of its relatives. They have a small frill just like Protoceratops.



Popular Culture

  • It appeared in Walking with Dinosaurs, it appeared in the first episode and one (probably the oldest of the herd) was ambushed, mortally wounded and eaten by a Postosuchus.


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