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Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Cast of a Stanocephalosaurus birdi palate taken from a natural impression
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Superfamily: Mastodonsauroidea
(unranked): Capitosauria
Family: Paracyclotosauridae
Genus: Stanocephalosaurus Brown, 1933
  • S. birdi Brown, 1933(type)
  • S. amenasensis Dahoumane, Nedjari, Ait-Ouali, Taquet, Vacant, and Steyer, 2016

Stanocephalosaurus is an extinct genus of prehistoric amphibian that lived in North Africa and the southwestern US during the Middle Triassic. Two species are recognized, S. birdi and S. amenasensis.[1][2]


  1. ^ B. Brown. 1933. A new genus of Stegocephalia from the Triassic of Arizona. American Museum Novitates 640:1-4
  2. ^ Anissa Dahoumane, Ahmed Nedjari, Rachid Aït-Ouali, Philippe Taquet, Renaud Vacant and Jean-Sébastien Steyer (2016). "A new mastodonsauroid temnospondyl from the Triassic of Algeria: implications for the biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironments of the Zarzaïtine Series, northern Sahara". Comptes Rendus Palevol. in press.

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