Kwazulusaurus Maicsh, 2002[1]
Lystrosaurus (type) Cope, 1870[2]

Lystrosauridae is a family of dicynodont therapsids from the Permian and Triassic time periods. It includes two genera, Lystrosaurus and Kwazulusaurus.[3] Kwazulusaurus includes a single species, K. shakai, from the Late Permian of South Africa[4] and Lystrosaurus includes many species from the Late Permian and Early Triassic of South Africa, India, and Antarctica.[5]


  1. ^ The Paleobiology Database: Kwazulusaurus
  2. ^ The Paleobiology Database: Lystrosaurus
  3. ^ The Paleobiology Database: Lystrosauridae
  4. ^ Maisch, M.W. (2002). "A new basal lystrosaurid dicynodont from the Upper Permian of South Africa". Palaeontology. 45 (2): 343–359. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00240. 
  5. ^ Kammerer, C.F.; Angielczyk, K.D.; Fröbisch, J. (2011). "A comprehensive taxonomic revision of Dicynodon (Therapsida, Anomodontia) and its implications for dicynodont phylogeny, biogeography, and biostratigraphy". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 31 (Suppl. 1): 1–158. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.627074.