Named By: Haughton - 1917.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Dicynodont.
Species: M. gracilis (type).
Known locations: Antarctica - Fremouw Formation. South Africa - Normandien Formation.
Time period: Olenekian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Myosaurus is a genus of dicynodont that so far seems to have been spread across South Africa and Antarctica, though it should be remembered that back in the early Triassic these locations were much closer together.
- Myosaurus gracilis, an Anomodont Reptile from the Lower Triassic of Antarctica and South Africa. - Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 55 No. 2 pp. 410-424. - W. R. Hammer and J. W. Cosgriff - 1981.