Named By: N. N. Kalandadze & A. A. Kurkin - 2000.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Anomodontia, Dicynodontia.
Species: V. permirus (type), V. trautscholdi.
Size: Rough about 1.5 meters long.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Vivaxosaurus is a genus of dicynodont that lived in Russia during the late Permian. As with relative genera, Vivaxosaurus would have been a quadrupedal herbivore, using two enlarged tusks in the upper jaw to dig out plants.
- A new Permian dicynodont and the question of the origin of the Kannemeyeroidae. - Paleontological Journal 34(6):642-649. - N. N. Kalandadze & A. A. Kurkin - 2000.
- A comprehensive taxonomic revision of Dicynodon (Therapsida, Anomodontia) and its implications for dicynodont phylogeny, biogeography, and biostratigraphy. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(Sup. to 6):1-158. C. F. Kammerer, K. D. Angielczyk & J. Frobisch - 2011.