Candelaria (reptile)

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Candelaria
Temporal range: 260.5–232Ma
Mid Ladinian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Procolophonomorpha
Family: Owenettidae
Genus: Candelaria
Cisneros et al., 2004
Type species
Candelaria barbouri
Cisneros et al., 2004

Candelaria is an extinct genus of owenettid parareptile. It was the first procolomorph discovered in the geopark of Paleorrota, in the town of Candelária, by Llewellyn Ivor Price in 1946. It was about 40 centimetres (16 in) long and lived during the Ladinian in the Middle Triassic, about 235 million years ago.

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