- Anomocephalus africanus
- Modesto, Rubidge and Welman, 1999
- Meaning of generic name
- From the Greek words anomos and cephalos, meaning `lawless' and `head', respectively.
- Skull length: 21 cm ,Length: ?1.2 m
- Holotype (BP/1/5582): partial right side of the skull and some poorly preserved postcranial elements
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Tapinocephalus Assemblage zone, base of the Beaufort Group, Middle Permian (Capitanian?)
Type locality: near Williston, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
- Synapsida Therapsida Anomonodontia
- Further Reading
- Modesto, S., Rubidge, B., and Welman, J., 1999. The most basal anomodont therapsid and the primacy of Gondwana in the evolution of the anomodonts: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B, v. 266, p. 331-337.
Friday, 22 November 2013
This small therapsid from South Africa is the most primitive anomodont known. The jaws was equipped with peg-like teeth.