Wangosaurus

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Wangosaurus
Temporal range: Middle Triassic, 237 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Clade: Pistosauroidea
Genus: Wangosaurus
Ma et al., 2015
Type species
Wangosaurus brevirostris
Ma et al., 2015

Wangosaurus is an extinct genus of basal pistosauroid known from the Middle Triassic (late Ladinian stage) Falang Formation of Xingyi in Guizhou Province, southwestern China. It contains a single species, Wangosaurus brevirostris, first described and named by Le-Tian Ma, Da-Yong Jiang, Olivier Rieppel, Ryosuke Motani and Andrea Tintori in 2015. The specific name brevirostris comes from Greek for "short snout". It is known solely from its holotype, a nearly complete and articulated skeleton missing only the rear part of its tail.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le-Tian Ma, Da-Yong Jiang, Olivier Rieppel, Ryosuke Motani and Andrea Tintori (2015). "A new pistosauroid (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the late Ladinian Xingyi marine reptile level, southwestern China". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 35 (1): e881832. doi:10.1080/02724634.2014.881832.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)