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Cherninia megarhina Chernin and Cosgriff 1975 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Mastodonsauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 172537

Alternative combination: Parotosaurus megarhinus

Full reference: S. Chernin and J. W. Cosgriff. 1975. Further considerations of the capitosaurids from the Upper Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Palaeontologia africana 18:143-148

Belongs to Cherninia according to R. J. Damiani 2001

Sister taxon: Cherninia denwai

Type specimen: BPI 414, a skull. Its type locality is Locality 15, Upper Luangwa Valley, 3.5 miles west of Sitwe, which is in an Anisian terrestrial mudstone in the Upper N'tawere, Ntawere Formation of Zambia.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore