- Keratocephalus moloch
- von Huene, 1931
- Meaning of generic name
- Horned head
- Skull length: , Length: 2.5-3 m
- Several skulls and postcranial remains.
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Lower and Middle Tapinocephalus assemblage zone, Lower Beaufort beds, Middle Permian (Capitanian).
Type locality: Beaufort West, Karoo basin, South Africa.
- Synapsida Therapsida Dinocephalia Tapinocephalia Tapinocephalidae
- Further Reading
- Huene, F. von., 1931. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Fauna der südafrikanischen Karrooformation: Geologische und Palaeontologische Abhandlungen, v. 18, p. 159-227.
- Pelosuchus priscus Broom, 1905
- Image by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
- Keratocephalus moloch:
Friday, 22 November 2013
Keratocephalus was a moderately sized (3 m) Tapinocephalian therapsid that lived during the middle Permian Period; its remains were discovered in the town of Beaufort West, South Africa. Keratocephalus is characterized by a horn on the head between the eyes; it had a large skull that was 50 cm in length.