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Temporal range: Early Triassic, 252.3–251.3 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Dvinosauria
Family: Tupilakosauridae
Genus: Thabanchuia
Warren, 1998[1]
Type species
Thabanchuia oomie
Warren, 1998[1]

Thabanchuia is an extinct genus of dvinosaurian temnospondyl within the family Tupilakosauridae. It is known from the Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone in Thaba N'chu, Free State, South Africa.[1][2] The genus contains just one species, Thabanchuia oomie, the type species.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Warren, Anne (1998). "Karoo tupilakosaurid: a relict from Gondwana". Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences. 89 (3): 145–160. doi:10.1017/S0263593300007094. 
  2. ^ a b "†Thabanchuia Warren 1998". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 15 March 2017.