Dinogorgon rubidgei Broom 1936 (reptile)

Reptilia - Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae

Synonyms: Dinogorgon oudebergensis Brink and Kitching 1953, Dinogorgon quinquemolaris Huene 1950, Prorubidgea robusta Brink and Kitching 1953, Rubidgea quinquemolaris Huene 1950

Belongs to Dinogorgon according to C. F. Kammerer 2016

See also Sigogneau-Russell 1989

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Dinogorgon rubidgei: RC 1, a partial skull. Its type locality is Wellwood (Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial mudstone in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.
  • Dinogorgon oudebergensis: RC 103, a skull. Its type locality is Oudeberg (Pass and Plateau) - Dicynodon Assemblage Zone, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Dinogorgon quinquemolaris: GPIT K16, a skull. Its type locality is Kingori locality, Ruhuhu Basin, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in the Usili Formation of Tanzania.
  • Prorubidgea robusta: BP/1/249, a partial skeleton (A well-preserved skull with lower jaw, cervical vertebrae, and a hand covering part of the skull). Its type locality is Poortjie, Graaff-Reinet, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of South Africa (4 collections), Tanzania (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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