Cyonosaurus

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Cyonosaurus
Temporal range: Late Permian
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Life restoration of Cyonosaurus longiceps
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Gorgonopsia
Genus: Cyonosaurus
Olsen, 1937
Species
  • C. longiceps Olsen, 1937 (type)
  • C. rubidgei (Broom, 1937 [originally Cyniscops rubidgei])
  • C. kitchingi (Broom, 1936 [originally Galerhynchus kitchingi])
  • C. broomianus (von Huene, 1950 [originally Cyniscops broomianus])
  • C. tenuirostris (Boonstra, 1953 [originally Tangagorgon tenuirostris])
Synonyms
  • Cyniscops Broom, 1937
  • Cyniscopoides Brink and Kitching, 1953
  • Tangagorgon Boonstra, 1953
Skull of Cyonosaurus longiceps in the Field Museum of Natural History.

Cyonosaurus is a genus of gorgonopsian therapsid from the Late Permian of South Africa. Cyonosaurus was 0.6 to 1.1 meters in length, with a skull 9 to 18 centimeters in length. The type species Cyonosaurus longiceps was named in 1937.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gebauer, E.V.I. (2007). Phylogeny and evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a special reference to the skull and skeleton of GPIT/RE/7113 ('Aelurognathus?' parringtoni) (PDF) (Ph.D. thesis). Tübingen: Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen. pp. 1–316. 
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology by Michael J. Benton
  • paleodb.org
  • Sigogneau D. 1970. Révision systématique des Gorgonopsiens sud-africains. Cahiers de Paléontologie: 417