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Temporal range: Early Triassic (Induan)
Galesaurus planiceps Nicholson and Lydekker.jpg
Illustration of the skull of Galesaurus planiceps, 1889.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
(unranked): Epicynodontia
Family: Galesauridae
Genus: Galesaurus

Galesaurus planiceps

Galesaurus was a prehistoric mammal-like-reptile, incorrectly classified as a dinosaur by Sir Richard Owen in 1859. Notably, Galesaurus was mentioned in the first issue of Nature in 1869, where T. H. Huxley expressed confidence that it would eventually be shown to be a dinosaur. However, current opinion is that it was not a dinosaur and belongs to a mammal-like group called Cynodonts.

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