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Temporal range: Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Superfamily: Mastodonsauroidea
Family: Mastodonsauridae
Genus: Cherninia
Damiani, 2001
  • C. denwai Damiani, 2001
  • C. megarhina Damiani, 2001

Cherninia is an extinct genus of mastodonsauroid temnospondyl. Fossil remains of it have been found in India. This species had an enormous skull that was 1.4 m (4.6 ft) long. The body length is believed to have been up to 4.3 m (14.1 ft) in length.[1]