Aloposaurus tenuis Brink and Kitching 1953 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Gorgonopidae

Alternative combination: Aloposauroides tenuis

Synonym: Cynarioides tenuis Broom 1925

Full reference: A. S. Brink and J. W. Kitching. 1953. Studies on new specimens of the Gorgonopsia. Palaeontologia Africana 1:1-28

Belongs to Aloposaurus according to D. S. Sigogneau-Russell 1989

See also Brink and Kitching 1953

Sister taxa: Aloposaurus gracilis, Cyniscops broomianus

Type specimens:

  • Aloposaurus tenuis: BP/1/256, a skull (Flattened and crushed skull with lower jaw). Its type locality is Saint Olives, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Cynarioides tenuis: MMK 2046, a skull (Crushed skull with lower jaw). Its type locality is Biesjiespoort, Victoria West, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore


• Permian of South Africa (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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