Saturday, 23 November 2013

Riebeeckosaurus longirostris

This medium size Tapinocephalid differs from the others by its extremely elongated snout.

Riebeeckosaurus longirostris
Boonstra, 1952
Meaning of generic name
Riebeeck's Lizard
[Meaning of specific name
Long Beak]
Skull length: 45 cm, Length: 2.5 m
Two skulls.
Age and Distribution
Horizon: 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
Boonstra, L. D., 1952. ‘n. Nuwe tapinocephalidae, Riebeeckosaurus longisrostris gen. et sp. nov: Tydskr. Wet. Kuns, v. 12, p. 246-249.

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