Vritramimosaurus

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Vritramimosaurus
Temporal range: Early Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Archosauromorpha
Genus: Vritramimosaurus
Sennikov, 2005
Species
  • V. dzerzhinskii Sennikov, 2005 (type)

Vritramimosaurus is an extinct genus of large early archosauromorph. Although originally placed in the family Prolacertidae,[1] recent studies on archosauromorph relationships doubt the validity of the family, at least in its broadest sense. Fossils have been found from Early Triassic deposits of the Rassypnaya locality in Orenburg Oblast, Russia. Rassypnaya is located on the Obshchy Syrt, a plateau in the European part of Russia that extends southwest of the Urals toward the Volga River. Vritramimosaurus is similar to the later genus Malutinisuchus, also from Rassypnaya but present in Middle Triassic deposits.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sennikov, A.G. (2005). "A new specialized prolacertilian (Reptilia: Archosauromorpha) from the Lower Triassic of the Orenburg Region". Paleontological Journal. 39 (2): 199–209.
  2. ^ Shishkin, M.A.; Sennikov, A.G.; Novikov, I.V.; Ilyina, N.V. (2006). "Differentiation of tetrapod communities and some aspects of biotic events in the early triassic of Eastern Europe". Paleontological Journal. 40 (1): 1–10. doi:10.1134/S0031030106010011.