Paranthodon africanus Broom 1912 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia

Alternative combination: Palaeoscincus africanus

Synonyms: Paranthodon oweni Nopcsa 1929, Paranthodon owenii Nopcsa 1929

Full reference: R. Broom. 1912. Observations on some specimens of South African fossil reptiles preserved in thge British Museum. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 2:19-25

Belongs to Paranthodon according to S. C. R. Maidment et al. 2008

See also Bonaparte 1986, Broom 1912, Carrano 2017, Forster et al. 2009, Galton 1981, Galton 1990, Galton and Coombs 1981, Galton and Molnar 2012, Galton and Upchurch 2004, Kuhn 1964, Mateer 1987, McLachlan and McMillan 1976, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 2003, Pereda-Suberbiola et al. 2013, Salisbury et al. 2016, Ulansky 2014 and Ulansky 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Paranthodon africanus: BMNH 47338, a skull. Its type locality is Bushmans River, Woodbury Farm, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian terrestrial claystone in the Kirkwood Formation of South Africa.
  • Paranthodon owenii: BMNH 47338. Its type locality is Bushmans River, Woodbury Farm, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian terrestrial claystone in the Kirkwood Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Paranthodon africanus in the database

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