Geikia locusticeps von Huene 1942 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Cryptodontidae

Alternative combination: Dicynodon locusticeps

Synonym: Pelanomodon tuberosus von Huene 1942

Full reference: F. von Huene. 1942. Die Anomodontier des Ruhuhu-Gebietes in der Tübinger Sammlung [Anomodontia of Ruhuhu valley in the collection of Tübingen]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 94:154-184

Belongs to Geikia according to C. F. Kammerer et al. 2011

See also Maisch and Gebauer 2005, Rowe 1980 and von Huene 1942

Sister taxon: Geikia elginensis

Type specimens:

  • Geikia locusticeps: GPIT K 87, a partial skull. Its type locality is Kingori locality, Ruhuhu Basin, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in the Usili Formation of Tanzania.
  • Pelanomodon tuberosus: GPIT K 114, a skull. Its type locality is Kingori locality, Ruhuhu Basin, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in the Usili Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: herbivore

Distribution: found only at Kingori locality, Ruhuhu Basin

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