Augustaburiania

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Augustaburiania
Temporal range: Early Triassic, Olenekian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Protorosauria
Family: Tanystropheidae
Genus: Augustaburiania
Sennikov, 2011
Type species
Augustaburiania vatagini
Sennikov, 2011

Augustaburiania is an extinct genus of tanystropheid protorosaur from the latest Early Triassic (late Olenekian stage) of Volgograd Region, western Russia. All specimens were recovered in the right slope of the Don River valley from the Lipovskaya Formation. It was named by Sennikov in 2011 and the type species is Augustaburiania vatagini. Augustaburiania is the oldest known tanystropheid.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sennikov, A. G. (2011). "New tanystropheids (Reptilia: Archosauromorpha) from the Triassic of Europe". Paleontological Journal 45 (1): 90–104. doi:10.1134/S0031030111010151.