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Temporal range: Early Permian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Captorhinidae
Genus: Protocaptorhinus
Clark & Carroll, 1973
P. pricei
Binomial name
Protocaptorhinus pricei
Clark & Carroll, 1973

Protocaptorhinus is an extinct genus of Early Permian (Cisuralian epoch captorinid) known from Texas of the United States. It is known from the holotype MCZ 1478, a three-dimensionally preserved partial skull. It was collected in the Rattlesnake Canyon site from the Petrolia Formation. It was first named by Clark and Carroll in 1973 and the type species is Protocaptorhinus pricei. The generic name means "first Captorhinus" (from Greek) and the specific name honours Llewellyn Ivor Price.[1]

See also[edit]

Geology of Wichita Falls, Texas


  1. ^ J. Clark and R. L. Carroll (1973). "Romeriid Reptiles from the Lower Permian". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 144 (5): 353–407.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)