Zuurplaats, Suurplaas, Graaff-Reinet (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone) (Permian to of South Africa)

Also known as Zuurplaas, Zuurpoort

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (32.0° S, 24.2° E: paleocoordinates 62.8° S, 28.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Dicynodon Assemblage Zone zone, Beaufort Group, Wuchiapingian to Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 252.2 Ma)

• Maximum date for the Dicynodon Assemblage Zone from Rubidge et al., 2013

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Broom. 1937. A further contribution to our knowledge of the fossil reptiles of the Karroo. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107(3):299-318 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 177563: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 04.04.2016, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Procolophonia -
Pareiasaurus serridens6 Owen parareptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
Cyonosaurus longiceps6, Sycosaurus laticeps n. gen. n. sp.7, "Gorgonorhinus minor n. sp." = Aelurognathus tigriceps4, "Gorgonorhinus luckhoffi n. gen. n. sp." = Aelurognathus tigriceps4, "Dracocephalus scheepersi n. gen. n. sp." = Clelandina rubidgei2
Cyonosaurus longiceps6 Olson 1937 reptile
Sycosaurus laticeps n. gen. n. sp.7 Haughton 1924 reptile
SAM-PK-4022, slightly deformed skull
"Gorgonorhinus minor n. sp." = Aelurognathus tigriceps4 Broom and Haughton 1913 reptile
RC 110, partial skull and lower jaws
"Gorgonorhinus luckhoffi n. gen. n. sp." = Aelurognathus tigriceps4 Broom and Haughton 1913 reptile
SAM-PK-K1220, crushed snout
"Dracocephalus scheepersi n. gen. n. sp." = Clelandina rubidgei2 Broom 1948 reptile
RC 102, crushed but complete skull and lower jaws
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
Dicynodon luckhoffi n. sp. Broom 1937 dicynodont
SAM-PK-K1219, a small, complete skull, now lost
Daptocephalus leoniceps6 Owen dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
"Dicynodon halli" = Oudenodon bainii6, "Oudenodon marlothi" = Oudenodon bainii6, "Pelanomodon kitchingi n. sp." = Pelanomodon moschops5
"Dicynodon halli" = Oudenodon bainii6 Owen 1860 therapsid
"Oudenodon marlothi" = Oudenodon bainii6 Owen 1860 therapsid
"Pelanomodon kitchingi n. sp." = Pelanomodon moschops5 Broom 1913 therapsid
BP 152, a complete skull
 Therocephalia - Ictidosuchidae
Ictidosuchops baurioides n. gen. n. sp.3
Ictidosuchops baurioides n. gen. n. sp.3 Broom 1940 therapsid
Skull
 Therocephalia - Moschorhinidae
Akidnognathus parvus6 Haughton 1918 therapsid
 Therocephalia - Whaitsiidae
"Whaitsia platyceps n. gen. n. sp." = Theriognathus microps1, "Notosollasia longiceps" = Theriognathus microps1
"Whaitsia platyceps n. gen. n. sp." = Theriognathus microps1 Owen 1876 therapsid
SAM-PK-4006, holotype skull
"Notosollasia longiceps" = Theriognathus microps1 Owen 1876 therapsid
BP/1/142, skull