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Temporal range: Early Triassic
Laidleria gracilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Superfamily: Plagiosauroidea
Family: Laidleriidae[1]
Warren, 1998
Genus: Laidleria
Kitching, 1957

Laidleria is an extinct genus of unusual armored temnospondyl from Early Triassic of South Africa.[1] Its closest relative was Uruyiella.[2] Laidleria was 30–40 cm in length.[3]


  1. ^ a b Anne Warren (1998). "Laidleria uncovered: a redescription of Laidleria gracilis Kitching (1975), a temnospondyl from the Cynognathus Zone of South Africa". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 122 (1–2): 167–185. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1998.tb02528.x. 
  2. ^ Graciela Piñeiro; Claudia Marsicano; Nora Lorenzo (2007). "A new temnospondyl from the Permo-Triassic Buena Vista Formation of Uruguay". Palaeontology. 50 (3): 627–640. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00645.x. 
  3. ^ "Palaeos Vertebrates Temnospondyli: Plagiosauroidea". Retrieved 2016-02-28.