Kannemeyeriidae

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Kannemeyeriidae
Temporal range: Triassic
Kannemeyeria BW.jpg
Kannemeyeria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Infraorder: Dicynodontia
Clade: Kannemeyeriiformes
Family: Kannemeyeriidae
Huene, 1948
Genera

Dinodontosaurus
Dolichuranus
Ischigualastia
Kannemeyeria
Placerias
Rabidosaurus
Sinokannemeyeria

Kannemeyeriidae is a family of large, stocky, beaked and sometimes tusked dicynodonts. They were the dominant large terrestrial herbivores through most of the Triassic period. Well known genera include Kannemeyeria, Sinokannemeyeria, Dinodontosaurus, and Placerias.

Phylogeny[edit]

Below is a cladogram modified from Surkov and Benton (2008) showing the phylogenetic relationships of kannemeyeriids:[1]

Kannemeyeriidae 


Kannemeyeria



Wadiasaurus






Sinokannemeyeria



Parakannemeyeria






Uralokannemeyeria




Rechnisaurus



Rhadiodromus






Dinodontosaurus





Stahleckeria



Angonisaurus





Placerias




Ischigualastia



Jachaleria









References[edit]

  1. ^ Surkov, M.V.; Benton, M.J. (2008). "Head kinematics and feeding adaptations of the Permian and Triassic dicynodonts". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 (4): 1120–1129. doi:10.1671/0272-4634-28.4.1120.