A new cynodont from the Santa Maria formation, south Brazil, improves Late Triassic probainognathian diversity

  title={A new cynodont from the Santa Maria formation, south Brazil, improves Late Triassic probainognathian diversity},
  author={Agustín G. Martinelli and Estevan Eltink and {\'A}tila Augusto Stock Da-Rosa and Max Cardoso Langer},
  journal={Papers in Palaeontology},
The fossil record of non‐mammaliaform probainognathian cynodonts is outstanding in the Late Triassic rocks of Brazil and Argentina. Approximately 15 genera are known, providing unique insights in the study of the major skeletal transformations prior to the mammalian condition. Globally, the diversity of probainognathians is possibly under‐represented, as the discovery of small‐ to very small‐sized taxa based on relatively well‐preserved specimens is rare. Several species, for example much of… 

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