Acerosodontosaurus

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Acerosodontosaurus
Temporal range: Late Permian
Acerosodontosaurus BW.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Tangasauridae
Genus: Acerosodontosaurus
Currie, 1980
Type species
Acerosodontosaurus piveteaui
Currie, 1980

Acerosodontosaurus is a younginiform diapsid that lived during the Upper Permian of Madagascar. It is known from a single skeleton including a crushed skull and part of the body and limbs from an immature specimen. In life, the animal measured about 60–70 cm in length and had a lizard-like appearance. The fossil has been discovered in marine deposits indicating that the animal might have been aquatic.