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Temporal range: Early Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Capitosauria
Genus: Watsonisuchus
Ochev, 1966

Watsonisuchus is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian from the Early Triassic of Australia, Madagascar, and South Africa.[1] It was up to 122 cm long and had a robust skull of 24 cm in length.[2]


  1. ^ Steyer, J. Sebastien (2003). "A revision of the Early Triassic "captisaurs" (Stegocephali, Stereospondyli) from Madagascar, with remarks on their comparative ontogeny". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 23 (3): 544–555. doi:10.1671/1740. 
  2. ^ http://www.angellis.net/Web/PDfiles/amphs.pdf
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