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Temporal range: Late Permian, 260.5–255 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Captorhinidae
Genus: Acrodenta
Dutuit, 1976
A. irerhi
Binomial name
Acrodenta irerhi
Dutuit, 1976

Acrodenta is an extinct genus of Late Permian captorinid known from Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz of Morocco.[1]


Acrodenta is known from the holotype MNHN ARG 506, formerly 69.Ir.1.JMD, a fragment of right maxilla. It was collected in the Douar of Irerhi locality from the Argana Formation (formerly known as the Tourbihine Member of the Ikakern Formation) of the Argana Basin, dating to the early-middle Wuchiapingian stage (or alternatively middle Tatarian stage) of the early Lopingian Series, about 260.5-255 million years ago.[1]


Acrodenta was first named by Jean-Michel Dutuit in 1976 and the type species is Acrodenta irerhi. The generic name is derived from the Greek acra and denta, meaning is "high teeth". The specific name is named after its finding place Douar of Irerhi.[2]


  1. ^ a b Nor-Eddine Jalil & Jean-Michel Dutuit (1996). "Permian captorhinid reptiles from the Argana formation, Morocco" (PDF). Palaeontology. 39 (4): 907–918. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25.
  2. ^ Jean-Michel Dutuit (1976). "1976. Il est probable que les Rhynchocéphales sont représentés dans la faune du Trias marocain". Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Série D. 283: 483–486.