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Saharastega BW
Saharastega
Fossil range: Permian
Saharastega BW
Scientific classification

Order:

Temnospondyli

Genus:

Saharastega

Species:

  • S. moradiensis

Saharastega is an extinct genus of prehistoric amphibian which lived during the Permian period some 250 million years ago. Its fossils have been found in Niger, Africa.

ReferencesEdit

  • Sidor, C. A., O'Keefe, F. R., Damiani, R., Steyer, J. S., Smith, R. M. H., Larsson, H. C. E., Sereno, P. C., Ide, O. & Maga, A. 2005. Permian tetrapods from the Sahara show climate-controlled endemism in Pangaea. Nature 434, 886-889.
  • Steyer, J. S., Damiani, R., Sidor, C. A., O'Keefe, R., Larsson, H. C. E., Maga, A. & Ide, O. 2006. The vertebrate fauna of the Upper Permian of Niger. IV. Nigerpeton ricqlesi (Temnospondyli: Cochleosauridae), and the edopoid colonization of Gondwana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26, 18-28.

External linksEdit

Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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