Belebey (genus)

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Temporal range: Asselian–Guadalupian
Life restoration of Belebey vegrandis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Parareptilia
Order: Procolophonomorpha
Family: Bolosauridae
Genus: Belebey
Ivakhnenko, 1973
  • B. vegrandis Ivakhnenko, 1973 (type)
  • B. maximi Tverdokhlebova, 1987
  • B. chengi Müller, Li & Reisz, 2008
  • B. augustodunensis Falconnet, 2012

Belebey is an extinct genus of bolosaurid ankyramorph parareptile containing species known from the latest Carboniferous (Gzhelian) or earliest Permian (Asselian) to Guadalupian (Middle Permian) stage of Europe (Russia, France) and Asia (China).[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Johannes Müller; Jin-Ling Li & Robert R. Reisz (2008). "A new bolosaurid parareptile, Belebey chengi sp. nov., from the Middle Permian of China and its paleogeographic significance". Naturwissenschaften. 95 (12): 1169–1174. doi:10.1007/s00114-008-0438-0. PMID 18726080. 
  2. ^ Marcello Ruta; Juan C. Cisneros; Torsten Liebrect; Linda A. Tsuji; Johannes Muller (2011). "Amniotes through major biological crises: faunal turnover among Parareptiles and the end-Permian mass extinction". Palaeontology. 54 (5): 1117–1137. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01051.x. 
  3. ^ Jocelyn Falconnet (2012). "First evidence of a bolosaurid parareptile in France (latest Carboniferous-earliest Permian of the Autun basin) and the spatiotemporal distribution of the Bolosauridae". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France. 183 (6): 495–508. doi:10.2113/gssgfbull.183.6.495.