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Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria?
Order: Saurischia?
Genus: Teyuwasu
Kischlat, 1999
  • T. barbarenai Kischlat, 1999 (type)

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.


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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Triassic Period
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