Menadon

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Menadon
Temporal range: Middle to Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Stem: Gomphodontia
Family: Traversodontidae
Subfamily: Gomphodontosuchinae
Genus: Menadon
Flynn et al., 2000
Binomial name
Menadon besairiei
Flynn et al., 2000

Menadon is an extinct genus of synapsid which existed in Madagascar during the middle to late Triassic period. The type species is Menadon besairiei.[1]

Recent research has shown the existence of Menadon besairiei in Paleorrota geopark in the city of Santa Cruz do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flynn, J.J., Parrish, J.M., Rakotosamimanana, B., Ranivoharimanana, L., Simpson, W.F., and Wyss, A.R. (2000). "New traversodontids (Synapsida: Eucynodontia) from the Triassic of Madagascar". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20 (3): 422–427. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0422:NTSEFT]2.0.CO;2. 
  2. ^ Menadon besairiei in Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.