Friday, 22 November 2013

Eoarctops vanderbyli

This early and small gorgonopsid was characterized by a broad skull and a short snout.

Eoarctops vanderbyli
Haughton, 1929
Meaning of generic name
Early Bear face
Skull length: 13 cm ,Length: 0.5 m?
Holotype (SAM 5598): skull
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Tapinocephalus assemblage zone, Beaufort group, Middle Permian (Capitanian).

Type locality: Karoo basin, South Africa.
Synapsida Therapsida Gorgonopsia Gorgonopsidae
Further Reading
Haughton, S. H., 1929. On some new therapsid genera: Annals of the South African Museum, v. 28, n. 1, p. 55-78.

Sigogneau, D., 1970. Revision Systematique des Gorgonopsiens Sud-Africains: Cahiers de Paleontologie, 414pp.

Gebauer E., 2007. Phylogeny and Evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a Special Reference to the Skull and Skeleton of GPIT/RE/7113, doctoral dissertation.
Image by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
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