Name: Aenigmastropheus ‭(‬Enigmatic vertebrae‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ay-nig-ma-stro-fee-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Scheyer‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Protorosauria,‭ ‬Protorosauridae.
Species: A.‭ ‬parringtoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Tanzania‭ ‬-‭ ‬Songea District‭ ‬-‭ ‬Usili Formation.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.

       First collected in‭ ‬1933,‭ ‬and tentatively described in‭ ‬1956,‭ ‬the fossils of Aenigmastropheus were not granted their own genus until‭ ‬2014.‭ ‬Aenigmastropheus is a genus of archosauromorph saurian that lived in Tanzania during the Late Permain,‭ ‬something that makes Aenigmastropheus the first and at the time of writing only known late‭ ‬Permian protosaur from the Southern hemisphere.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Origin and Early Evolution of Sauria:‭ ‬Reassessing the Permian Saurian Fossil Record and the Timing of the Crocodile-Lizard Divergence.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬9‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬e89165.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Scheyer‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014


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