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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1859Anomodontia Owen
1861Anomodontia Owen p. 255
1866Anomodontia Haeckel p. CXXXVIII
1871Anomodontia Cope p. 235
1875Anomodontia Cope p. 15
1886Anomodontia Günther p. 442
1890Anomodontia Zittel p. 449
1898Anomodontia Woodward p. 141
1903Anomodontia Osborn p. 276
1904Anomodontia Osborn p. 101
1910Anomodontia Gregory p. 464
1913Anomodontia Broom
1923Anomodontia Nopcsa
1937Anomodontia Roxo p. 43
1954Anomodontia Haughton and Brink p. 5
1954Anomodontia Huene p. 31
1956Anomodontia Watson and Romer p. 76
1962Anomodontia Olson pp. 48, 84, 89
1966Anomodontia Olson p. 302
1974Anomodontia Barry p. 121
1982Anomodontia Kemp p. 348
1997Biseridensidae Li and Cheng pp. 269, 277
1999Anomodontia Hopson p. 1257
2000Anomodontia Battail and Surkov
2000Anomodontia Rybczynski p. 199
2001Biseridensidae Li p. 47
2001Anomodontia Rubidge and Sidor
2003Anomodontia Ivakhnenko
2003Biseridensidae Ivakhnenko
2008Anomodontia Ivakhnenko
2008Biseridensidae Li and Sun p. 380
2009Anomodontia Kammerer and Angielczyk p. 1605
2010Anomodontia Angielczyk and Rubidge
2011Anomodontia Fröbisch and Reisz
2011Anomodontia Kammerer et al.
2013Anomodontia Kammerer et al. p. 3

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
Anomodontia(Owen 1859)
Anomodontia(Owen 1859)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

R. Owen 1861Teeth wanting, or limited to a single maxillary pair, having the form or proportions of tusks: a "foramen parietale;" two external nostrils; tympanic pedicle fixed; vertebrae biconcave; trunk-ribs long and curved, the anterior ones with a bifurcate head; sacrum of more than two vertebrae. Limbs ambulatory.
N. N. Rybczynski 2000Therapsids with preorbital lengths of 40% or less of total skull length; mandibular fenestra between dentary and angular; coronoid bone reduced or absent; zygomatic process rod-like and displaced dorsally; homodont dentition; teeth peg-like; dorsal part of quadratojugal expanded transversely; palatine extends further posteriorly than ectopterygoid; no pterygoid teeth.
C. F. Kammerer and K. D. Angielczyk 2009Only three phylogenetic analyses (Modesto et al. 1999; Fröbisch 2007; Fröbisch & Reisz 2008) have included Anomocephalus africanus, the most basal anomodont recognized to date, and we use these papers as sources of autapomorphies for Anomodontia. The most consistently cited autapomorphies of Anomodontia are: (1) serrations absent on marginal teeth; (2) mandibular fenestra present; (3) zygomatic arch bowed dorsally.
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Diet: herbivoreo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:33:20
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:33:20
Source: o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Roadian to the top of the Albian or 272.30000 to 100.50000 Ma

Collections (555 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Permian298.9 - 252.17South Africa Cistecephalus sp. (189533) Dicynodon sp. (189534) Dicynodontoides sp. (189535) Diictodon sp. (190082)
Permian298.9 - 252.17South Africa (Karoo Basin) Diictodon sp. (188672)
Permian298.9 - 252.17Tanzania (Ruvuma) Abajudon kaayai (188881) Endothiodon indet. (188882)
Kungurian - Roadian279.3 - 268.8USA (Texas) Dimacrodon hottoni (79694) Dimacrodon sp. (85171)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8China (Gansu) Biseridens qilianicus (85431)
Guadalupian272.3 - 259.9South Africa (Northern Cape) Eodicynodon oosthuizeni (189033) Prosictodon dubei (188880)
Guadalupian272.3 - 259.9South Africa (Eastern Cape) Eodicynodon oelofseni, Eodicynodon oosthuizeni (75452)
Guadalupian272.3 - 259.9South Africa (Western Cape) Dicynodon jouberti, Opisthoctenodon brachyops, Dicynodon pseudojouberti (177007)
Guadalupian272.3 - 259.9South Africa Anomocephalus africanus (190044)
Guadalupian272.3 - 259.9Zambia (Southern) Dicynodontia indet. (171619)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (New Mexico) Dicynodontia indet. (75651) Ischigualastia sp. (93613 93616)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Argentina (San Juan) Jachaleria colorata (105698)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Texas) Placerias sp. (13273)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Lesotho (Mohale's Hoek) Pentasauropus maphutsengi (56020)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3South Africa (Eastern Cape) Pentasaurus goggai (36610)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3USA (Utah) Pentasauropus sp. (83555)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Poland (Slaskie) Dicynodontia indet. (85500)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Lesotho (Quthing) Tetrasauropus gigas, Pentasauropus motlejoi (56003)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Lesotho Pentasauropus incredibilis (56014)
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5Australia (Queensland) Dicynodontia indet. (93292)