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Temporal range: Late Permian or Early Triassic
Holotype skull
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Eolacertilia
Family: Paliguanidae
Genus: Paliguana
Broom 1903
Type species
Paliguana whitei
Broom 1903

Paliguana is an extinct genus of lizard-like lepidosauromorph reptile from the Late Permian or Early Triassic Katberg Formation (Beaufort Group) in the upper Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone of South Africa.


  • Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology by Donald R. Prothero