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Temporal range: Middle Triassic, Anisian
Barracudasauroides panxianensis MHNT Chine.jpg
B. panxianensis (MHNT)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Ichthyosauria
(unranked): Mixosauria
Family: Mixosauridae
Genus: Barracudasauroides
Maisch, 2010
  • B. panxianensis (Jiang, Schmitz, Hao & Sun, 2006) [originally Mixosaurus] (type)

Barracudasauroides is a genus of mixosaurid ichthyosaur which lived during the Middle Triassic. Fossils of this genus have been found in Guizhou Province, China. It is known from GMPKU-P-1033, a partial skeleton recovered from the Upper Member of the Guanling Formation of Yangjuan village, Xinmin area; this rock unit dates to the Pelsonian substage of the Anisian stage.[1] It was named by Michael W. Maisch in 2010, and the type species is Barracudasauroides panxianensis.[2]

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  1. ^ Da-Yong Jiang; Lars Schmitz; Wei-Cheng Hao & Yuan-Lin Sun (2006). "A new Mixosaurid Ichthyosaur from the Middle Triassic of China". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 26 (1): 60–69. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2006)26[60:ANMIFT]2.0.CO;2. 
  2. ^ Michael W. Maisch (2010). "Phylogeny, systematics, and origin of the Ichthyosauria – the state of the art" (PDF). Palaeodiversity. 3: 151–214.