Oudenodon grandis Haughton 1917 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Cryptodontidae

The status of Oudenodon grandis is regarded as "uncertain" by Kammerer et al., 2011: "We tentatively consider “D.” grandis to be a distinct species of giant cryptodont, but refrain from any generic assignment pending further study. Whether SAM-PK-2679 represents a gigantic individual of Oudenodon bainii, an aberrant rhachiocephalid, or the sole known representative of a separate cryptodont taxon remains to be determined"

Alternative combination: Dicynodon grandis

Full reference: S.H. Haughton. 1917. Descriptive catalogue of the Anomodontia. with special reference to the examples in the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 12:167-172

Belongs to Oudenodon according to G. M. King 1988

See also Brink 1986, Haughton 1917, Keyser 1975, Kitching 1977 and Van Hoepen 1934

Sister taxa: Oudenodon bainii, Oudenodon sakamenensis

Type specimen: SAM-PK-2679, a skull. Its type locality is Dunedin, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: herbivore

Distribution: found only at Dunedin

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