Wantzosaurus

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Wantzosaurus
Temporal range: Early Triassic
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Wantzosaurus (1) and other Triassic marine predators
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Family: Trematosauridae
Genus: Wantzosaurus
Lehman, 1961
Species: Wantzosaurus elongatus
Lehman, 1961

Wantzosaurus was a genus of temnospondyl amphibian of the Trematosauridae family. It existed during the Early Triassic in what is now Madagascar. It showed adaptations for an almost completely aquatic lifestyle, having the ability to swim by lateral undulation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steyer, Sébastien J. (2002). “The First Articulated Trematosaur 'amphibian' from the Lower Triassic of Madagascar: Implications for the Phylogeny of the Group”. Palaeontoogy, 14(4): 771-793