Friday, 22 November 2013

Glanosuchus macrops

This is the earliest known therocephalian. This predator had a wolf-like appearance.

Glanosuchus macrops
Broom, 1904
Skull length: ,Length: 1.8 m

[It is known from the skull and part of another, but it is the deducted total length that is given!]
Holotype (GS M 796): partial skull

Referred specimen: NM QR 2908 (snout)
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Eodicynodon Assemblage zone, base of the Beaufort Group, Middle Permian (Wordian)

Type locality: Knoflok's Fontein, near Van der Byl's Kraal, and farm Modderdrift, near Prince Albert, western Cape Province, South Africa.
Synapsida Therapsida Therocephalia
Further Reading
Broom, R, 1904. On two new Therocephalian Reptiles (Glanosuchus maerops and Pristerognathus baini): Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, v. 15, p. 85-88.

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