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
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