Mahavisaurus

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Mahavisaurus
Temporal range: Early Triassic, Induan
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Skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Family: Rhytidosteidae
Genus: Mahavisaurus
Lehman, 1966
Species
  • M. dentatus Lehman, 1966 (type)

Mahavisaurus is an extinct genus of rhytidosteid temnospondyl from the early Triassic period (Induan stage) of Iraro, Madagascar. It is known from the holotype MNHN MAE 3037, a nearly complete skull, recovered from the Middle Sakamena Formation. This genus was named by J. P. Lehman in 1966, and the type species is Mahavisaurus dentatus.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lehman, J. P. (1966). "Nouveaux Stégocéphales de Madagascar". Annales de Paléontologie (Vertébrés). 52: 117–147.