Scutosaurus was a armor-covered pareiasaur that lived around 252-248 million years ago in Russia, in the later Permian period. Its genus name refers to large plates of armor scattered across its body. It was a large anapsid reptile that, unlike most reptiles, held its legs underneath its body to support its great weight.
Jurassic Park FranchiseEdit
Scutosaurus did not appear in the Jurassic Park novels or the movies, it only appeared in two Jurassic Park toy lines Jurassic Park Series 2 as a prototype and The Lost World Series 1 in a set with Estemenosuchus. Its appearance is not accurate compared to the real life Scutosaurus due to the fact that no fossil evidence suggests that the creature bore walrus-like tusks as seen on the toy.