Pentasaurus

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Pentasaurus
Temporal range: Late Triassic
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Pentasaurus

Kammerer, 2018
Type species
Pentasaurus goggai
Kammerer, 2018

Pentasaurus is a genus of dicynodont of the family Stahleckeriidae that dates to the Late Triassic. It was found in the Lower Elliot Formation of South Africa. The genus contains one species, Pentasaurus goggai.[1]

It is called after the ichnogenus Pentasauropus, since it is suspected that it is the author of its footprints. The name of the species honors Alfred Brown, nicknamed "Gogga", which means "bug" in Afrikaans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kammerer, Christian F. (2018). "The first skeletal evidence of a dicynodont from the lower Elliot Formation of South Africa" (PDF). Palaeontologia africana. 52: 102–128. Retrieved 18 October 2018..