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meaning: "Sahara roof"
Named By: C. A. Sidor, F. R. O'Keefe, R. Damiani, J. S. Steyer, R. M. H. Smith, H. C. E. Larsson, P. C. Sereno, O. Ide & A. Maga in 2005
Time Period: Permian
Location: Niger - Moradi Formation
Size: Skull measured at 45 centimetres long, body estimated about 1.8 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Skull
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Temnospondyli |

Saharastega is a genus of prehistoric amphibian which lived during the late Permian period, around 251 to 260 million years ago. Remains of Saharastega discovered by paleontologist Christian A. Sidor at Moradi Formation, in Niger and was described briefly in 2005 and with detail in 2006. The description is based on a skull lacking the lower jaws.

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