Friday, 22 November 2013

Ictidorhinus martinsi

Ictidorhinus is known from a small incomplete skull from the Late Permian of South Africa. The skull shows large orbits indicating that it might belong to a juvenile individual.

Ictidorhinus martinsi
Broom, 1913
Skull length: 10 cm, Length: ? 0.5 m
Hypodigm (AMNH 5526): skull lacking lower jaws.
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Dicynodon assemblage zone, Balfour formation, Beaufort Group, Upper Permian (Wuchianpingian-Changhsingian).

Type locality: South Africa.
Synapsida Therapsida Biarmosuchia Ictidorhinidae
Further Reading
Broom, R., 1913, On a nearly perfect skull of a new species of the gorgonopsia: Annals of the South African Museum, v. 12, part 1, p. 8-10.

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