Qantas (genus)

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Qantas
Temporal range: Early Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Subfamily: Qantasinae
Novikov, 2012
Genus: Qantas
Novikov, 2012
Type species
Qantas samarensis
Novikov, 2012

Qantas is a genus of trematosauroid temnospondyl from the Early Triassic. Fossils have been found from the Kamennyi Yar Formation in Borsky District, Samara Oblast. The type species Qantas samarensis was named in 2012 and placed in the family Benthosuchidae, as it was viewed as a close relative of Benthosuchus. The subfamily Qantasinae was established to include Qantas, and possibly the genus Tirraturhinus. Qantas is named after the Australian airline Qantas, which supported the original study of the fossils.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novikov, I. V. (2012). "New data on trematosauroid labyrinthodonts of Eastern Europe: 3. Qantas samarensis gen. Et sp. Nov". Paleontological Journal. 46 (2): 177–186. doi:10.1134/S0031030112020098.