Diictodon feliceps Owen 1876 (dicynodont)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae

Alternative combination: Dicynodon feliceps

Synonyms: Anomodon huenei Broili and Schröder 1937, Dicynodon antjiesfonteinensis Toerien 1953, Dicynodon broilii Boonstra 1948 [objective synonym], Dicynodon broomi Broili and Schröder 1937, Dicynodon gamkaensis Broom 1937, Dicynodon grimbeeki Broom 1935, Dicynodon grossarthi Broili and Schröder 1937, Dicynodon haughtonianus Huene 1931, Dicynodon huenei Broili and Schröder 1937, Dicynodon ictidops Broom 1913, Dicynodon jouberti Broom 1905, Dicynodon macrorhynchus Broom 1921, Dicynodon nanus Broom 1936, Dicynodon parvidens Owen 1876, Dicynodon psittacops Broom 1912, Dicynodon rubidgei Broom 1932, Dicynodon sollasi Broom 1921, Dicynodon testudirostris Broom and Haughton 1913, Dicynodon tienshanensis Sun 1973, Dicynodon vanderhorsti Toerien 1953, Diictodon antjiesfonteinensis Toerien 1953, Diictodon broomi Broili and Schröder 1937, Diictodon galeops Broom 1913, Diictodon grimbeeki Broom 1935, Diictodon grossarthi Broili and Schröder 1937, Diictodon grossharthi Broili and Schröder 1937, Diictodon haughtonianus Huene 1931, Diictodon huenei Broili and Schröder 1937, Diictodon ictidops Broom 1913, Diictodon jouberti Broom 1905, Diictodon macrorhynchus Broom 1921, Diictodon palustris Broom 1913, Diictodon psittacops Broom 1912, Diictodon rubidgei Broom 1932, Diictodon sesoma Watson 1960, Diictodon sollasi Broom 1921, Diictodon testudirostris Broom and Haughton 1913, Diictodon tienshanensis Sun 1973, Diictodon vanderhorsti Toerien 1953, Emydorhynchus palustris Broom 1913, Oudenodon huenei Broili and Schröder 1937, Pylaecephalus testudirostris Broom and Haughton 1913, Sintocephalus jouberti Broom 1905

Full reference: R. Owen. 1876. Descriptive and Illustrated catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia of South Africa in the Collection of the British Museum of Natural History.

Belongs to Diictodon according to M. A. Cluver and N. Hotton 1981

See also Angielzcyk and Sullivan 2008, Boonstra 1948, Boonstra 1969, Brink 1986, Broili and Schröder 1937, Broom 1905, Broom 1912, Broom 1913, Broom 1913, Broom 1921, Broom 1932, Broom 1936, Broom 1937, Broom and Haughton 1913, Huene 1931, Kammerer et al. 2011, Keyser 1975, King 1988, Li and Sun 2008, Lucas 1998, Lucas 2001, Owen 1860, Owen 1876, Sigogneau-Russell and Sun 1981, Sullivan and Reisz 2005, Toerien 1953, Van Hoepen 1934 and Watson 1960

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Diictodon feliceps: NHMUK 47052, a skull. Its type locality is Fort Beaufort, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon antjiesfonteinensis: BP/1/277, a partial skull. Its type locality is Antjiesfontein, Prince Albert, which is in a Capitanian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon broilii: BSP 1934 VIII 46, a skull. Its type locality is Farm La-de-da, which is in a Capitanian fluvial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon broomi: BSP 1934 VIII 47a, a skull. Its type locality is Farm La-de-da, which is in a Capitanian fluvial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon gamkaensis: TM 1465, a partial skull. Its type locality is Klipbank, which is in a Capitanian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon huenei: BSP 1934 VIII 46, a skull.
  • Dicynodon nanus: TM 268, a skull. Its type locality is Wimbledon, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon parvidens: NHMUK 47062, a partial skull. Its type locality is Steilkrans, Fort Beaufort, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Diictodon galeops: AMNH 5308, a skull. Its type locality is Slatchersnek, Somerset East, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Diictodon grimbeeki: TM 253, a skull.
  • Diictodon grossharthi: BSP 1934 VIII 48, a skull. Its type locality is Farm La-de-da, which is in a Capitanian fluvial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Diictodon haughtonianus: "GPIT unnumbered", a partial skull.
  • Diictodon ictidops: AMNH FARB 5510, a skull.
  • Diictodon jouberti: SAM-PK-695, a skull.
  • Diictodon macrorhynchus: NHMUK R4954, a skull.
  • Diictodon palustris: AMNH 5512, a skull.
  • Diictodon psittacops: AMNH FARB 5534, a skeleton.
  • Diictodon rubidgei: NHMUK 47081, a skull.
  • Diictodon sesoma: UMZC R.314, a skeleton.
  • Diictodon sollasi: SAM-PK-7420, a skull.
  • Diictodon testudirostris: SAM-PK-2354, a skull.
  • Diictodon tienshanensis: IVPP V3260, a skull.
  • Diictodon vanderhorsti: BP/1/175, a skull.

Ecology: herbivore

Distribution:

• Permian of South Africa (4 collections), Zambia (6)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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