Lanthanolania

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Lanthanolania
Temporal range: Wordian, 266Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Neodiapsida
Genus: Lanthanolania
Reisz & Modesto, 2003
Type species
Lanthanolania ivakhnenkoi
Reisz & Modesto, 2003

Lanthanolania (meaning "forgotten butcher") is an extinct genus of diapsid from Middle Permian[1] (Wordian stage, or upermost Kazanian in Eastern Europe) deposits of Arkhangel'sk Province, Russia. It is known from the holotype and only specimen PIN 162/56, a nearly complete skull from the Glyadnaya Shchelya locality, Mezen river in Mesen District. It was first named by Sean P. Modesto and Robert R. Reisz in 2003 and the type species is Lanthanolania ivakhnenkoi.[2]

Phylogeny[edit]

Cladogram after Reisz, Modesto & Scott, 2011:[1]



Captorhinidae


Diapsida

Araeoscelidia


Neodiapsida

Orovenator




Lanthanolania




Tangasauridae




Younginidae




Claudiosaurus



Sauria









References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robert R. Reisz, Sean P. Modesto and Diane M. Scott (2011). "A new Early Permian reptile and its significance in early diapsid evolution". Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278 (1725): 3731–3737. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0439. PMC 3203498. PMID 21525061. 
  2. ^ Sean P. Modesto and Robert R. Reisz (2003). "An enigmatic new diapsid reptile from the Upper Permian of Eastern Europe". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22 (4): 851–855. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2002)022[0851:AENDRF]2.0.CO;2.