Uruyiella

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Uruyiella
Temporal range: Permian/Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Family: Laidleriidae
Genus: Uruyiella
Piñeiro et al., 2007
Species
  • U. liminea Piñeiro et al., 2007 (type)

Uruyiella is an extinct genus of laidleriid temnospondyl from Permian or Triassic deposits of Buena Vista Formation of Uruguay.[1] It was first named by Graciela Piñeiro, Claudia Marsicano and Nora Lorenzo in 2007, from a nearly complete skull. The type species is Uruyiella liminea and it is the only close relative of the enigmatic Early Triassic Laidleria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Graciela Piñeiro, Claudia Marsicano, and Nora Lorenzo (2007). "A new temnospondyl from the Permo-Triassic Buena Vista Formation of Uruguay". Palaeontology. 50 (3): 627–640. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00645.x.