(dawn pig lizard).
Named By: R. J. Butler, M. D. Ezcurra, F. C. Montefeltro, A. Samathi & G. Sobral - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Archosauromorpha, Rhynchosauria.
Species: E. wolvaardti (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: South Africa - Burgersdorp Formation.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaws.
Eohyosaurus is a little known genus of rhynchosaur that lived in South Africa during the Triassic. As a rhynchosaur, Eohyosaurus would have been a squat quadrupedal herbivore that ate low growing plants.
- A new species of basal rhynchosaur (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha) from the early Middle Triassic of South Africa, and the early evolution of Rhynchosauria. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174(3):571-588. - R. J. Butler, M. D. Ezcurra, F. C. Montefeltro, A. Samathi & G. Sobral - 2015.