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Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Placodontia
Genus: Pararcus
Klein and Scheyer, in press
Type species
Pararcus diepenbroeki
Klein and Scheyer, in press

Pararcus is an extinct genus of placodont marine reptile from the Middle Triassic of the Netherlands. The genus is monotypic and the type species is Pararcus diepenbroeki. Pararcus is known from a holotype skeleton about 1.35 metres (4.4 ft) long from the Lower Muschelkalk of Winterswijk.[1]


  1. ^ Klein, N.; Scheyer, T. (2013). "A new placodont sauropterygian from the Middle Triassic of the Netherlands". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. doi:10.4202/app.2012.0147.