Kuilspoort (Permian of South Africa)

Also known as Kuilsport

Where: Western Cape, South Africa (31.3° S, 22.7° E: paleocoordinates 60.9° S, 28.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Tropidostoma and Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone zone, Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• This locality is identified as pertaining to the Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone in Kitching, 1977, before the introduction of the Tropidostoma Assemblage Zone. In Kammerer et al., 2011, specimens coming from this locality are identified as pertaining to either the Tropidostoma or the Cistecephalus zones.

•Direct dates for the Tropidostoma and Cistecephalus Assemblage Zones from Rubidge et al., 2013

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Kitching. 1977. The distribution of the Karroo vertebrate fauna. Memoirs of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research 1:1-131 [H. Sims/J. Camp]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175565: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 14.12.2015, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Aelurognathus sollasi n. sp." = Lycaenops sollasi5, "Aelurosaurus tenuirostris n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus5, "Aelurosaurus striatidens n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus5, Aloposaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp.5, Scymnognathus parvus n. sp.5
"Aelurognathus sollasi n. sp." = Lycaenops sollasi5 Broili and Schröder 1935 reptile
BSPG 1934 VIII 29, snout, with fragments of lower jaw
"Aelurosaurus tenuirostris n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus5 Owen 1881 reptile
AMNH 5504, anterior part of a compressed and eroded snout
"Aelurosaurus striatidens n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus5 Owen 1881 reptile
AMNH 5506, badly preserved snout
Aloposaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp.5 Broom 1910 reptile
AMNH 5317, incomplete and crushed skull
Scymnognathus parvus n. sp.5 Broom 1915 reptile
BMNH 4139, compressed and eroded skull
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
Prodicynodon beaufortensis Broom 1912 therapsid
Dicynodontia indet. Owen 1859 dicynodont
Small and medium sized unidentified specimes
"Emydops minor n. gen. n. sp." = Emydops arctatus3 Owen 1876 dicynodont
AMNH 5525, a crushed skull with lower jaw
 Therapsida - Cistecephalidae
Cistecephalus microrhinus Owen 1876 dicynodont
 Therapsida -
Taognathus megalodon n. gen. n. sp., "Eurychororhinus boonstrai n. gen. n. sp." = Pristerodon boonstrai1, "Dicynodon microrhynchus n. sp." = Pristerodon mackayi6
Taognathus megalodon n. gen. n. sp. Broom 1911 dicynodont
AMNH 5523, imperfect mid-portion of skull with lower jaw
"Eurychororhinus boonstrai n. gen. n. sp." = Pristerodon boonstrai1 Broili and Schroeder 1935 dicynodont
BSP 1934 VIII 27, a skull and lower jaw
"Dicynodon microrhynchus n. sp." = Pristerodon mackayi6 Huxley 1868 dicynodont
GPIT uunumbered, a poorly preserved skull and lower jaws
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
"Dicynodon feliceps" = Diictodon feliceps
"Dicynodon feliceps" = Diictodon feliceps Owen 1876 dicynodont
Four skulls
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
"Dicynodon lutriceps n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii3, "Dicynodon halli n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii7, "Oudenodon bolorhinus n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii2, "Dicynodon planus n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii4, "Dicynodon bolorhinoides n. sp." = Aulacephalodon bainii8
"Dicynodon lutriceps n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii3 Owen 1860 therapsid
AMNH FARB 5501. a poorly preserved, dorsoventrally crushed partial skull
"Dicynodon halli n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii7 Owen 1860 therapsid
NHMUK R4067, a nearly complete skeleton
"Oudenodon bolorhinus n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii2 Owen 1860 therapsid
AMNH FARB 5505, a badly weathered partial snout
"Dicynodon planus n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii4 Owen 1860 therapsid
AMNH FARB 5549, a poorly preserved partial skull
"Dicynodon bolorhinoides n. sp." = Aulacephalodon bainii8 Owen 1845 therapsid
CAMZM T606, a weathered, nearly complete skull
 Therocephalia -
Ictidognathus parvidens Broom 1911 therapsid
 Therocephalia - Lycideopidae
Choerosaurus dejageri Haughton 1929 therapsid