Luangwa (cynodont)

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Luangwa
Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Family: Traversodontidae
Genus: Luangwa
Brink, 1963
Species
  • L. drysdalli
  • L. sudamericana

Luangwa is a genus of traversodontid cynodonts. The species Luangwa drysdalli was discovered 1963 in the valley of the Luangwa river in Zambia, Africa. Luangwa lived in the Triassic period 240 Million years ago.

In July 2008, a skull of Luangwa sudamericana was found in the Brazilian town of Dona Francisca (Rio Grande do Sul), which is part of the Geopark Paleorrota. The discovery was made by the team of the ULBRA. [1]

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