Temporal range: Ladinian-Norian
|3D restoration of J. candelariensis|
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.
- 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 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.
- List of therapsids
- Martínez et al., 2013
- 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.
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