Name: Kongonaphon ‭(‬bug slayer‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kon-gon-ah-fon.
Named By: Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer,‭ ‬Sterling J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬John J.‭ ‬Flynn,‭ ‬Lovasoa Ranivoharimanana‭ & ‬André R.‭ ‬Wyss‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Ornithodira,‭ ‬Dinosauromorpha,‭ ‬Lagerpetidae.
Species: K.‭ ‬kely‭ (‬type‭).
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: Estimated‭ ‬10‭ ‬centimetres tall at hip.
Known locations: Madagascar.
Time period: Ladinian/Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬jaw and post cranial remains.

       Kongonaphon is a genus of‭ ‬ornithodiran archosaur that lived in Madagascar during the Triassic.‭ ‬As far as Triassic archosaurs go Kongonaphon was tiny,‭ ‬and in itself the holotype specimen is a rare example of such a small creature.‭ ‬Kongonaphon also had small conical teeth,‭ ‬which combines with the small overall body size,‭ ‬suggests that Kongonaphon was most like a hunter of insects.‭ ‬This is‭ ‬reflected in the genus name Kongonaphon which roughly translates as‭ ‘‬bug slayer‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A tiny ornithodiran archosaur from the Triassic of Madagascar and the role of miniaturization in dinosaur and pterosaur ancestry.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer,‭ ‬Sterling J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬John J.‭ ‬Flynn,‭ ‬Lovasoa Ranivoharimanana‭ & ‬André R.‭ ‬Wyss‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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