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Temporal range: Olenekian–Anisian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Rhynchosauria
Genus: Howesia
Broom, 1905

Howesia is an extinct genus of basal rhynchosaur from early or middle Triassic (late Olenekian to late Anisian stage) deposits of Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is known from the holotype SAM 5884, a partial skeleton with palate and partial lower jaws and from two paratypes, SAM 5885 and SAM 5886. It was found in the Burgersdorp Formation of the Beaufort Group (Karoo Basin) and referred to the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone. It was first named by Robert Broom in 1905 and the type species is Howesia browni.[1][2]


  1. ^ Robert Broom (1905). "Preliminary notice of some new fossil Reptiles collected by Mr. Alfred Brown at Aliwal North, S. Africa". Records of the Albany Museum 1 (4): 269–275. 
  2. ^ David M. Dilkes (1995). "The rhynchosaur Howesia browni from the Lower Triassic of South Africa". Palaeontology 38: 665– 685.