Theriognathus microps Owen 1876 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therocephalia - Whaitsiidae

Synonyms: Alopecopsis atavus Broom 1920, Aneugomphius ictidoceps Broom and Robinson 1949, Hyenosaurus platyceps Broom 1935, Moschorhynchus brachyrhinus Brink 1954, Moschorhynchus gracilis Brink 1954, Moschorhynchus latirostris Broom 1936, Notaelurops paucidens Broom 1936, Notosollasia boonstrai Brink 1954, Notosollasia laticeps Brink 1954, Notosollasia longiceps Brink 1954, Notosollasia luckhoffi Broom 1936, Whaitsia major Broom 1931, Whaitsia platyceps Haughton 1918, Whaitsia pricei Broom and Robinson 1948

Belongs to Theriognathus according to A. K. Huttenlocker and R. M. H. Smith 2017

See also Brink 1954, Huttenlocker and Abdala 2015 and Kitching 1977

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Theriognathus microps: BMNH 47065, a partial skull (Incomplete skull). Its type locality is Stylkrantz, Sniewe Berg (Dicynodon AZ), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial sandstone in South Africa.
  • Alopecopsis atavus: Kimberley Museum specimen, a skull. Its type locality is New Bethesda Commonage, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.
  • Aneugomphius ictidoceps: BP/1/11, a skull. Its type locality is Hoeksplaas (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Hyenosaurus platyceps: TM 258, a mandible (Partial lower jaw).
  • Moschorhynchus brachyrhinus: BP/1/149, a skull. Its type locality is Hoeksplaas (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Moschorhynchus gracilis: BP/1/148, a skull. Its type locality is Waterval (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Moschorhynchus latirostris: TM 246, a skull. Its type locality is Wilgerbosch, New Bethesda, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Notaelurops paucidens: Transvaal Museum, skull, a partial skull. Its type locality is Wellwood (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.
  • Notosollasia boonstrai: BP/1/147, a skull. Its type locality is Milton (De Hoop), Murraysburg, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Notosollasia laticeps: BMNH R5699, a skull. Its type locality is Bethesda Road Area, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Notosollasia longiceps: BP/1/141, a skull (Skull without lower jaw). Its type locality is Vlakplaas, Vlakteplaas, Graaff-Reinet, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Notosollasia luckhoffi: RC 2, a partial skull (Snout). Its type locality is Ferndale, Graaff-Reinet (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Whaitsia major: BMNH R5694, a skull. Its type locality is Thaba Nchu Commonage, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Whaitsia platyceps: SAM-PK-4006. Its type locality is Zuurplaats, Suurplaas, Graaff-Reinet (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Whaitsia pricei: BP/1/9, a skull. Its type locality is Hoeksplaas (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone), which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Tanzania (1 collection)

• Permian of South Africa (17), Tanzania (1), Zambia (4)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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