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Short description: Extinct genus of amphibians

Temporal range: Anisian
Yuanansuchus-Paleozoological Museum of China.jpg
Holotype skull, Paleozoological Museum of China
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Capitosauria
Family: Heylerosauridae
Genus: Yuanansuchus
Liu and Wang, 2005
  • Y. laticeps Liu and Wang, 2005 (type)

Yuanansuchus is an extinct genus of mastodonsauroid temnospondyl. Fossils have been found from the Xinlingzhen formation in Yuan'an County, Hubei, China and date back to the Anisian stage of the Middle Triassic.[1]

See also

  • Prehistoric amphibian
  • List of prehistoric amphibians


  1. Liu, J.; Wang, Y. (2005). "The first complete mastodonsauroid skull from the Triassic of China: Yuanansuchus laticeps gen. et sp. nov.". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (3): 725–728. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2005)025[;2]. 

Wikidata ☰ Q8060062 entry