Named By: D. J. Nesbitt, M. R. Stocker, S. Chatterjee, J. R. Horner & M. B. Goodwin - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Diapsida, Archosauromorpha, Archosauriformes, Protopyknosia.
Species: K. kuttyi (type).
Known locations: India - Maleri Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.
is a genus of archosauromorph that is thought to have been similar to
the genus Triopticus
in that Kranosaura also had a skull formed to
create a dome shape. This dome structure would have been similar in
form to the pachycephalosaurid
dinosaurs that lived much later during
the Cretaceous. Unfortunately at the time of writing not much more is
known about Kranosaura.
- A remarkable group of thick-headed Triassic Period archosauromorphs with a wide, possibly Pangean distribution. - Journal of Anatomy - D. J. Nesbitt, M. R. Stocker, S. Chatterjee, J. R. Horner & M. B. Goodwin - 2021.