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Mahavisaurus dentatus Lehman 1966 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Rhytidosteidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 251514

Synonyms: Lyrosaurus australis Lehman 1966 (no. 251515), Mahavisaurus australis Lehman 1966 (no. 251516)

Full reference: J.-P. Lehman. 1966. Nouveaux Stégocéphales de Madagascar. Annales de Paléontologie (Vertébrés) 52:117-139

Belongs to Mahavisaurus according to R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2000

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Mahavisaurus dentatus: MNHN MAE3037, a skull. Its type locality is 5 km NE of d'Irato, which is in an Induan/Smithian deltaic siliciclastic in the Middle Sakamena Formation of Madagascar.
  • Lyrosaurus australis: MNHN MAE 3038, a partial skull. Its type locality is Ambatobe, which is in an Induan/Smithian deltaic siliciclastic in the Middle Sakamena Formation of Madagascar.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore