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Temporal range: Early Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Therocephalia
Genus: Scaloposaurus
Owen, 1876
Binomial name
Scaloposaurus constrictus
Owen, 1876

Scaloposaurus is an extinct carnivorous genus of therocephalian living during the Triassic 251.0—245.0 Ma existing for approximately 5 million years.[1]


Scaloposaurus was named by Owen (1876). It is not extant. It was assigned to Therocephalia by Broom (1913); and to Scaloposauridae by Carroll (1988).[2][3]


  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Scaloposauridae, basic info
  2. ^ R. Broom. 1913. A revision of the reptiles of the Karroo. Annals of the South African Museum 7(6):361-366
  3. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 1-698

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