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Temporal range: Middle Triassic, 247.2–242.0 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Family: Brachyopidae
Genus: Vanastega
Damiani and Kitching, 2003[1]
Type species
Vanastega plurimidens
Damiani and Kitching, 2003[1]

Vanastega is an extinct genus of Triassic temnospondyl amphibian in the family Brachyopidae. It is known from the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone in Burgersdorp, South Africa.[1][2] The genus contains just one species, Vanastega plurimidens, the type species.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Damiani, Ross J.; Kitching, James W. (2003). "A new brachyopid temnospondyl from the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone, upper Beaufort Group, South Africa". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 23 (1): 67–78. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2003)23[67:ANBTFT]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 4524295.
  2. ^ a b "†Vanastega Damiani and Kitching 2003". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 15 March 2017.