Rhinesuchus whaitsi Broom 1908 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Rhinesuchidae

Synonyms: Muchocephalus muchos Watson 1962, Rhinesuchus beaufortensis Boonstra 1940, Rhinesuchus broomianus Huene 1931

Belongs to Rhinesuchus according to C. A. Marsicano et al. 2017

See also Damiani and Rubidge 2003, Haughton 1925 and Schoch and Milner 2000

Sister taxa: Rhinesuchus senekalensis, Rhinesuchus wadiai, Rhinesuchus wolgodvinensis

Type specimens:

  • Rhinesuchus whaitsi: SAM 1212, a partial skull. Its type locality is Leeu-Gamka , which is in a Capitanian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Muchocephalus muchos: BP/1/350. Its type locality is Ringsfontein, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial mudstone in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.
  • Rhinesuchus beaufortensis: SAM 3009, a partial skull.
  • Rhinesuchus broomianus: GPIT 1931 F.1, a partial skull.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of South Africa (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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