Brasileosaurus

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Brasileosaurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Subclass: Diapsida
Infraclass: Archosauromorpha
(unranked): Archosauria
Genus: Brasileosaurus
Huene, 1931
Species
  • B. pachecoi Huene, 1931 (type)

Brasileosaurus (meaning "Brazil lizard") is the name of a sparse collection of fossils that are nomen vanum-- that is, they will probably never be identified. They are believed to be the fossils of a non-dinosaurian archosaur. The type species is B. pachecoi, described by prolific German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene in 1931.

Brasileosaurus is not to be confused with the mesosaur Brazilosaurus.

References[edit]

  • Huene, 1933. Ein Versuch zur Stammesgeschichte der Krokodile. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Abteilung B. 11, 577-585.
  • Simpson. 1937. An ancient eusuchian crocodile from Patagonia. American Museum Novitates. 965, 1-20.