Aulacephalodon bainii Owen 1845

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Cryptodontidae

Alternative combinations: Aulacocephalodon bainii, Dicynodon bainii

Synonyms: Aulacocephalodon cadlei Broom 1948, Aulacocephalodon hartzenbergi Broom 1937, Aulacocephalodon haughtoni Broom 1921, Aulacocephalodon latissimus Broom 1932, Aulacocephalodon luckhoffi Broom 1937, Aulacocephalodon peavoti Broom 1921, Aulacocephalodon pricei Broom and George 1950, Aulacocephalodon tigriceps Owen 1855, Aulacocephalodon vanderhorsti Broom and George 1950, Bainia haughtoni Broom 1921, Bainia peavoti Broom 1921, Bainia tigriceps Owen 1855, Dicynodon bolorhinoides Watson 1960, Dicynodon laticeps Broom 1912, Dicynodon tigriceps Owen 1855, Proaulacocephalodon miltoni Toerien 1955

Full reference: R. Owen. 1845. Report on the Reptilian Fossils of South Africa: PART I.—Description of certain Fossil Crania, discovered by AG Bain, Esq., in Sandstone Rocks at the South-eastern extremity of Africa, referable to different species of an Extinct genus of Reptilia (Dicynodon), and indicative of a new Tribe or Sub-order of Sauria. Transactions of the Geological Society of London 7:59-84

Belongs to Aulacephalodon according to H. G. Seeley 1898

See also Broom 1912, Broom 1913, Broom 1921, Broom 1932, Broom 1937, Broom 1948, Broom and George 1950, Kammerer et al. 2011, Keyser 1972, King 1988, Kitching 1977, Owen 1845, Swinton 1934, Toerien 1955 and Watson 1960

Sister taxa: Aulacephalodon cadlei, Aulacephalodon rubidgei

Type specimens:

  • Aulacephalodon bainii: NHMUK 36228, a partial skull. Its type locality is Fort Beaufort, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Aulacocephalodon cadlei:
  • Aulacocephalodon hartzenbergi:
  • Aulacocephalodon haughtoni: S.A.M. No. 3328, a skull.
  • Aulacocephalodon latissimus: SAM 8347, a partial skull.
  • Aulacocephalodon luckhoffi:
  • Aulacocephalodon peavoti:
  • Aulacocephalodon pricei: BP 153, a skull. Its type locality is Swaelkrans, Murraysburg, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial mudstone in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.
  • Aulacocephalodon tigriceps: NHMUK 36235.
  • Aulacocephalodon vanderhorsti: BP 156, a skull. Its type locality is Leeufontein, Murraysburg, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon bolorhinoides: CAMZM T606, a skull. Its type locality is Kuilspoort, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Dicynodon laticeps: AMNH FARB 5564, a skull. Its type locality is Nieuweld, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Proaulacocephalodon miltoni: BPI 187, a skull. Its type locality is Milton (De Hoop), Murraysburg, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Distribution:

• Permian of South Africa (11 collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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