Named By: A. Strapasson, F. L. Pinheiro & M. B. Soares - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Temnospondyli, Stereospondylomorpha.
Species: P. catarinensis (type).
Size: Uncertain, but at least a meter long.
Known locations: Brazil - Rio do Rasto Formation.
Time period: Roadian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
is a genus of temnospondul amphibian that lived in South America during
the late Permian. Although fossil remains are partial and
fragmentary, Parapytanga may have grown to a
meter or more in
length, suggesting that Parapytanga would have
been a predator of
- On a New Stereospondylomorph Temnospondyl from the Middle—Late Permian of Southern Brazil. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60(4):843-855. - A. Strapasson, F. L. Pinheiro & M. B. Soares - 2015.