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Temporal range: Middle Triassic, Ladinian
Bystrowiella DB16.jpg
Bystrowiella schumanni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Reptiliomorpha
Order: Chroniosuchia
Family: Bystrowianidae
Genus: Bystrowiella
Witzmann, Schoch & Maisch, 2008
  • B. schumanni Witzmann, Schoch & Maisch, 2008 (type)

Bystrowiella is an extinct genus of bystrowianid reptiliomorph from upper Middle Triassic (Ladinian age) deposits of Kupferzell and Vellberg, northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1] It was first named by Florian Witzmann, Rainer R. Schoch and Michael W. Maisch in 2008, from a complete osteoderm fused with tip of neural spine (SMNS 91034, the holotype), partial osteoderms (SMNS 91036, 91037) and vertebrae (SMNS 81698, 81871–81874, 81876, 81877, 81879). The type species is Bystrowiella schumanni. The genus is named in honour of Dr. Alexey Bystrow, a Russian paleontologist and the species in honour of Schumann family. Bystrowiellas closest relative was Synesuchus.[1]


  1. ^ a b Florian Witzmann; Rainer R. Schoch & Michael W. Maisch (2008). "A relict basal tetrapod from Germany: first evidence of a Triassic chroniosuchian outside Russia" (PDF). Naturwissenschaften. 95 (1): 67–72. doi:10.1007/s00114-007-0291-6. PMID 17653527.