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Temporal range: Permian
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
(unranked): Reptiliomorpha
Order: Seymouriamorpha
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Utegenia
Kuznetsov & Ivakhnenko, 1981
Species: Utegenia shpinari
Kuznetsov & Ivakhnenko, 1981
  • Urumqia Zhang, Li & Wang, 1984

Utegenia is a genus of early tetrapod. It is usually regarded as a basal seymouriamorph,[1] but sometimes included in the Discosauriscidae or as a sister taxon of the latter.[2] Only one species, Utegenia shpinari, found from Kazakhstan, is known.[3] Urumqia, another basal seymouriamorph, from Urumqi, Xinjiang of China[4] is probably a junior synonym of Utegenia.[5]


  1. ^ Laurin,M. A reappraisal of Utegenia, a Permo-Carboniferous seymouriamorph (Tetrapoda: Batrachosauria) from Kazakhstan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 16(3):374-383 (1996)
  2. ^ Klembara J.; Ruta M. The seymouriamorph tetrapod Utegenia shpinari from the ?Upper Carboniferous–Lower Permian of Kazakhstan. Part II: Postcranial anatomy and relationships. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol. 94, 1, pp. 75-93(19) (2004)
  3. ^ Laurin, Michel. 1996. Utegenia shpinari. Version 1 January 1996. http://tolweb.org/Utegenia_shpinari/17542/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
  4. ^ Zhang Fakui, Li Yaozeng and Wang Xungang (1984). "A new occurrence of Permian seymouriamorphs in Xinjiang, China" (PDF). Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 22 (4): 294–304.
  5. ^ Ivakhnenko, M. F. (1987). "Permian parareptiles of USSR". Trudy Paleontologicheskovo Instituta AN SSSR. 223: 1–160.