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Cynognathus

species of synapsid

Cynognathus was a cynodont (a mammal-like reptile, not a dinosaur) that was the size of a wolf. This therapsid lived on open plains during the early to middle Triassic period, roughly 230-245 million years ago. It was probably warm-blooded and may have given birth to live young. Fossils have been found in South Africa and Argentina.

Cynognathus
Temporal range: Triassic
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Cynognathus
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Cynognathidae
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Cynognathus
Binomial name
Cynognathus crateronotus