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Short description: Extinct genus of dicynodonts

Temporal range: Ladinian-Norian
~240–220 Ma
Jachaleria candelariensis 2.jpg
3D restoration of J. candelariensis
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Suborder: Anomodontia
Clade: Dicynodontia
Family: Stahleckeriidae
Subfamily: Stahleckeriinae
Genus: Jachaleria
Bonaparte 1971
Type species
Jachaleria colorata
Bonaparte 1971
  • J. candelariensis Araujo & Gonzaga 1980
  • J. colorata Bonaparte 1971
  • Jacheleria [sic]

Jachaleria was a dicynodont herbivore that lived from the Ladinian to Norian stages of the Middle to Late Triassic, from approximately 240 to 220 million years ago. Jachaleria was one of the last representatives of the dicynodonts, occurring in Argentina and Brazil . It lacked teeth, much like Stahleckeria, but was closer in size to Dinodontosaurus.[1]


  • Jachaleria candelariensis is found near Candelária City, in the Paraná Basin of southeastern Brazil. It grew to perhaps 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length and had an estimated body mass of 300 kilograms (660 lb). Throughout the early part of the Upper Triassic dicynodonts were absent from the paleorrota and the rhynchosaurs were the dominant herbivores. At the end of Carnian, however, the rhynchosaurs became extinct and the dicynodonts appear in their place. Jachaleria candelariensis occurs in the Caturrita Formation.
  • Jachaleria colorata[2] is found in Argentina , in the Chañares, Ischigualasto and Los Colorados Formations of the Ischigualasto-Villa Unión Basin in northwestern Argentina. It is very similar to Jachaleria candelariensis.

See also

  • List of therapsids


  1. Martínez et al., 2013
  2. Jachaleria colorata.


  • Martínez, Ricardo N.; Cecilia Apaldetti; Oscar A. Alcober; Carina E. Colombi; Paul C. Sereno; Eliana Fernández; Paula Santi Malnis; Gustavo A. Correa, and Diego Abelin. 2013. Vertebrate succession in the Ischigualasto Formation. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 12: Basal sauropodomorphs and the vertebrate fossil record of the Ischigualasto Formation (Late Triassic: Carnian-Norian) of Argentina. 10–30.

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q6110712 entry