Teyuwasu

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Teyuwasu
Temporal range: Late Triassic, 225 Ma
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Life restoration
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Genus: Teyuwasu
Kischlat, 1999
Species: T. barbarenai
Binomial name
Teyuwasu barbarenai
Kischlat, 1999

Teyuwasu is a dubious genus of dinosaur from the Late Triassic. Named by Edio-Ernst Kischlat in 1999, little is known about this genus; the type species, T. barbarenai, was named from leg bones (a femur and a tibia) discovered in paleorrota geopark, Brazil. The specific name honors Dr. Mário Costa Barberena, a South American paleontologist. Teyuwasu means "big lizard" in the Tupi language. The holotype, 1933L 53-54, is held at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

The remains of Teyuwasu were originally attributed by Friedrich von Huene in 1938 to the aetosaur Hoplitosuchus.

References[edit]

Kischlat, E.-E. (1999). "A new dinosaurian "rescued" from the Brazilian Triassic: Teyuwasu barbarenai, new taxon". Paleontologia em Destaque, Boletim Informativo da Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia 14(26) 58.

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