Madysaurus

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Madysaurus
Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Madysauridae
Tatarinov, 2005
Genus: Madysaurus
Tatarinov, 2005
Species
  • M. sharovi Tatarinov, 2005 (type)

Madysaurus (Madygen reptile) is an extinct genus of cynodonts which existed in Kyrgyzstan. It was first named by Leonid Petrovich Tatarinov in 2005. Madysaurus is known from the Madygen Formation, a Triassic Lagerstätte that also includes well-preserved remains of insects and small reptiles like Sharovipteryx and Longisquama. Madysaurus is one of the most primitive cynodonts and is placed in its own family, Madysauridae.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tatarinov, L.P. (2005). "A new cynodont (Reptilia, Theriodontia) from the Magygen Formation (Triassic) of Fergana, Kyrgystan". Paleontological Journal. 39 (2): 192–198.