Madysaurus

Madysaurus
Temporal range: 242–221.5 Ma Middle Triassic
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Family: Madysauridae
Tatarinov, 2005
Genus: Madysaurus
Tatarinov, 2005
Species:
M. sharovi
Binomial name
Madysaurus sharovi
Tatarinov, 2005

Madysaurus (meaning "Madygen reptile") is an extinct genus of cynodonts which existed in Kyrgyzstan. It was first named by Leonid Petrovich Tatarinov in 2005. Madysaurus is known from the Madygen Formation, a Triassic Lagerstätte that also includes well-preserved remains of insects and small reptiles like Sharovipteryx and Longisquama. Madysaurus is one of the most primitive cynodonts and is placed in its own family, Madysauridae.



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