First record of non-mammalian cynodonts (Therapsida) in the Sanga do Cabral Formation (Early Triassic) of southern Brazil
Cisneros, Juan C
New material from the Sanga do Cabral Formation in southern Brazil is described, including one distal and three proximal portions of femora, and a distal portion of a humerus. Comparative studies indicate affinities of the proximal femora and the distal humerus with non-mammalian cynodonts, whereas the distal femur cannot be attributed with certainty to this group. These postcranial elements are the first record of non-mammalian cynodonts for the Sang a do Cabral Formation and demonstrate the presence of small- to medium-sized representatives of this group in the Early Triassic fauna of Brazil.
Triassic, non-mammalian cynodonts, Sanga-do-Cabral Formation, Brazil