Sycosaurus nowaki Broili and Schröder 1936 (reptile)

Reptilia - Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae

Alternative combination: Tetraodon nowaki

Synonyms: Cephalicustriodus kingoriensis Huene 1950, Leontocephalus intactus Kemp 1969, Lycaenops kingoriensis Huene 1950, Sycosaurus kingoriensis Huene 1950

Belongs to Sycosaurus according to C. F. Kammerer 2016

See also Parrington 1974 and Sigogneau-Russell 1989

Sister taxon: Sycosaurus laticeps

Type specimens:

  • Sycosaurus nowaki: BSPG 1936 III 1, a partial skull (Snout tip)
  • Leontocephalus intactus: UMZC T878, a skull.
  • Lycaenops kingoriensis: GPIT/RE/7116, a skull. Its type locality is Kingori locality, Ruhuhu Basin, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in the Usili Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution: found only at Kingori locality, Ruhuhu Basin (Permian of Tanzania)

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