Barberenachampsa

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Barberenachampsa
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Unspecified
Family: Proterochampsidae
Genus: Barberenachampsa
Barberena 1982
Species

See text.

Barberenachampsa is a genus of proterosuchid archosauromorph from the Late Triassic of Brazil. It was originally named by Mário Costa Barberena (1982) as a new species of Proterosuchus, and subsequently raised to the a genus named in his honor by Kischlat (2000).

Species[edit]

  • Barberenachampsa nodosa, Barberena 1982. This species was about 3 metres (9.8 ft) long and weighed 250 kilograms (550 lb). It was carnivorous and fed on fish. It lived during the Triassic, and was found in the Santa Maria Formation, geopark of Paleorrota, Brazil.

Sources[edit]

  • Pictures.
  • Barberena, M.C. (1982). "Uma nova espécie de Proterochampsa (P. nodosa, sp. nov.) do Triássico do Brasil". Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. 54: 127–141. 
  • Kischlat, E.-E. (2000). "Tecodôncios: a aurora dos arcossáurios no Triássico". In Holz, M.; De Res, L.F. Paleontologia do Rio Grande do Sul: Porto Alegre. CIGO/UFRGS. pp. 273–316. 
  • de Macedo, M.R.P. (2005). "Caracterizacão do Acervo de Paleovertebrados do Laboratório de Estratigrafia e Paleobiologia da UFSM" (PDF). Mongrafia de conclusão de curso, Universidade Federal de Pelotas.