Vonhuenia

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Vonhuenia
Temporal range: Early Triassic, 250Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Archosauriformes
Family: Proterosuchidae
Genus: Vonhuenia
Sennikov, 1992
Species
  • V. friedrichi Sennikov, 1992 (type)

Vonhuenia is an extinct genus of proterosuchid archosauriform from the Early Triassic of Russia. Fossils have been found along the Vetluga River that are Induan in age, making Vonhuenia one of the earliest archosauriforms.[1] The type species V. friedrichi was named in 1992, but was previously assigned to the genus Chasmatosuchus.[2] Vonhuenia was a small proterosuchid that lived alongside amphibians like Tupilakosaurus and Luzocephalus, small reptiles like Phaanthosaurus, and the large-bodied dicynodont Lystrosaurus in the earliest Triassic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shishkin, M.A.; Ochev, V.G.; Lozovskii, V.R.; Novikov, I.V. (2000). "Tetrapod biostratigraphy of the Triassic of Eastern Europe". In Benton, M.J.; Kurochkin, E.N.; Shishkin, M.A. and Unwin, D.M. (eds.). The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 140–159. ISBN 978-0-521-54582-2. 
  2. ^ Sennikov, A.G.; Gower, D.J. (2000). "Early archosaurs from Russia". In Benton, M.J.; Shishkin, M.A.; and Unwin, D.M. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 140–159. ISBN 978-0-521-54582-2. 
  3. ^ Sennikov, A.G. (1996). "Evolution of the Permian and Triassic tetrapod communities of Eastern Europe". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 120 (3-4): 331–351. doi:10.1016/0031-0182(95)00041-0.