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Temporal range: Early Triassic
Rhytidosteus capensis Owen.jpg
Illustrations of the skull and a cross section of the tooth of Rhytidosteus capensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Superfamily: Rhytidosteoidea (?)
Family: Rhytidosteidae (?)
Genus: Rhytidosteus
Owen, 1884
Type species
Rhytidosteus capensis
Owen, 1884
Life restoration

Rhytidosteus is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian from the Early Triassic of South Africa.[1]


  1. ^ Dias-da-Silva, S.; Marsicano, C. (2011). "Phylogenetic reappraisal of Rhytidosteidae (Stereospondyli: Trematosauria), temnospondyl amphibians from the Permian and Triassic". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 9 (2): 305–325. doi:10.1080/14772019.2010.492664.