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Temporal range: Late Triassic, Carnian–Norian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Diapsida
Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha
Superorder: Lepidosauria
Genus: Cargninia
Bonaparte et al., 2010

C. enigmatica Bonaparte et al., 2010 (type)

Cargninia is an extinct genus of basal lepidosaur from the Late Triassic period. It lived during the late Triassic period (Carnian to Norian stage) in what is now Faxinal do Soturno, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, in the geopark Paleorrota. It is known from the holotype UFRGS PV 1027 T, a partial dentary, recovered from the middle section of the Caturrita Formation. Cargninia was named by José Fernando Bonaparte, César Leandro Schultz, Marina Bento Soares and Agustín G. Martinelli in 2010 and the type species is Cargninia enigmatica. The generic name honors Daniel Cargnin priest, a Brazilian fossil collector, and the specific name means “enigmatic” in reference to the basal position within the Lepidosauria.[1]


  1. ^ José Fernando Bonaparte; César Leandro Schultz; Marina Bento Soares; Agustín G. Martinelli (2010). "La Fauna local de faxinal do soturno, Triasico tardio de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil" (PDF). Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia. 13 (3): 233–246. doi:10.4072/rbp.2010.3.07.