Lycaenops angusticeps Broom 1913 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Gorgonopidae

Alternative combinations: Lycaenoides angusticeps, Scymnognathus angusticeps

Synonyms: Scymnognathus major Olson and Broom 1937, Scymnognathus minor Broom 1913

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

See also Broom 1932 and Olson and Broom 1937

Sister taxa: Lycaenops minor, Lycaenops ornatus, Lycaenops quadrata, Lycaenops sollasi, Lycaenops tenuirostris

Type specimens:

  • Lycaenops angusticeps: AMNH 5537, a skull (Crushed skull with dentary). Its type locality is Wilgerbosch, New Bethesda, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Scymnognathus major: UC 1513, a skull. Its type locality is Brakwater, Murraysburg, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Scymnognathus minor: AMNH 5535, a skeleton (Skull with skeleton). Its type locality is New Bethesda Commonage, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore


• Permian of South Africa (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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