Lystrosaurus maccaigi Seeley 1898 (dicynodont)

Osteichthyes - Dicynodontia - Lystrosauridae

Synonyms: Lystrosaurus amphibius Brink 1951, Lystrosaurus putterilli Van Hoepen 1915

Belongs to Lystrosaurus according to G. M. King 1988

See also Brink 1951, Broom 1932, Cluver 1971, Colbert 1974, Cosgriff et al. 1982, Georgi 2006, Kitching 1968, Kitching 1977 and Van Hoepen 1915

Sister taxa: Dicynodon seeleyi, Lystrosaurus broomi, Lystrosaurus curvatus, Lystrosaurus declivis, Lystrosaurus georgi, Lystrosaurus hedini, Lystrosaurus murrayi, Lystrosaurus robustus, Lystrosaurus shichanggouensis, Lystrosaurus weidenreichi, Lystrosaurus youngi, Prolystrosaurus strigops

Type specimens:

  • Lystrosaurus maccaigi: Its type locality is Elandsberg, which is in an Induan terrestrial horizon in the Katberg Formation of South Africa
  • Lystrosaurus amphibius: Its type locality is Farm Ripplemead, New Bethesda, which is in a Triassic terrestrial horizon in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.
  • Lystrosaurus putterilli: Its type locality is Harrismith Commonage, which is in an Induan/Olenekian terrestrial horizon in the Normandien Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: herbivore


• Triassic of Antarctica (2 collections), India (1), South Africa (6)

• Permian of South Africa (3)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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