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Diictodon feliceps

Taxonomy
Dicynodon feliceps was named by Owen (1876). Its type specimen is NHMUK 47052, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Fort Beaufort, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

It was recombined as Diictodon feliceps by Cluver and Hotton (1981).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1860Dicynodon grimbeeki Owen
1876Dicynodon feliceps Owen
1876Dicynodon parvidens Owen
1905Dicynodon jouberti Broom
1912Dicynodon psittacops Broom
1913Dicynodon ictidops Broom
1913Dicynodon jouberti Broom
1913Diictodon galeops Broom
1913Emydorhynchus palustris Broom
1913Dicynodon testudirostris Broom and Haughton
1921Dicynodon macrorhynchus Broom
1921Dicynodon sollasi Broom
1931Dicynodon haughtonianus Huene
1932Dicynodon rubidgei Broom
1934Pylaecephalus testudirostris Van Hoepen
1934Sintocephalus jouberti Van Hoepen
1935Dicynodon grimbeeki Broom
1936Dicynodon nanus Broom
1937Dicynodon broomi Broili and Schröder
1937Dicynodon grossarthi Broili and Schröder
1937Dicynodon huenei Broili and Schröder
1937Dicynodon gamkaensis Broom p. 305 fig. 5
1948Dicynodon broilii Boonstra
1953Dicynodon antjiesfonteinensis Toerien
1953Dicynodon vanderhorsti Toerien
1953Oudenodon huenei Toerien
1960Diictodon sesoma Watson
1973Dicynodon tienshanensis Sun
1975Anomodon huenei Keyser
1981Diictodon antjiesfonteinensis Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon broomi Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon feliceps Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon grimbeeki Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon grossarthi Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon haughtonianus Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon huenei Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon ictidops Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon jouberti Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon macrorhynchus Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon palustris Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon psittacops Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon rubidgei Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon sollasi Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon testudirostris Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon tienshanensis Cluver and Hotton
1981Diictodon vanderhorsti Cluver and Hotton
1988Diictodon grimbeeki King
1988Diictodon ictidops King
1988Diictodon psittacops King
1988Diictodon rubidgei King
1988Diictodon sollasi King
1988Diictodon tienshanensis King
1988Diictodon vanderhorsti King
1998Diictodon tienshanensis Lucas
2001Diictodon tienshanensis Lucas
2008Diictodon tienshanensis Li and Sun p. 383

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
Anomodontia(Owen 1859)
Chainosauria()
Dicynodontia(Owen 1859)
Pylaecephalidae()
genusDiictodon
speciesfeliceps()

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Diet: herbivoreg
Created: 2009-01-03 20:47:24
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:47:24
Source: g = genus, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Capitanian to the top of the Changhsingian or 265.10000 to 252.17000 Ma

Collections (45 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Guadalupian272.3 - 259.9South Africa (Western Cape) Dicynodon jouberti (177007)
Capitanian265.1 - 259.9South Africa (Northern Cape) Diictodon feliceps (176246)
Capitanian265.1 - 259.9South Africa (Western Cape) Dicynodon antjiesfonteinensis, Dicynodon vanderhorsti (174746) Dicynodon broomi, Dicynodon huenei, Dicynodon broilii, Dicynodon grossarthi (31777) Dicynodon gamkaensis (176758) Dicynodon jouberti (86388 176355 179623) Dicynodon jouberti, Dicynodon haughtonianus (89650) Dicynodon vanderhorsti (178115)
Capitanian - Wuchiapingian265.1 - 254.17South Africa (Western Cape) Dicynodon jouberti (177588) Dicynodon psittacops, Dicynodon feliceps, Dicynodon ictidops, Dicynodon sollasi (176922)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17South Africa (Graaff-Reinet) Dicynodon parvidens (171378)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17South Africa (Eastern Cape) Dicynodon ictidops (174734) Dicynodon nanus (144272 174626) Dicynodon nanus, Dicynodon ictidops (176339 179335 180807 180878) Dicynodon rubidgei (80826 174717) Dicynodon sollasi (171384) Diictodon galeops (181090)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17South Africa (Western Cape) Dicynodon feliceps (175565) Dicynodon grimbeeki (22661) Dicynodon psittacops, Dicynodon grimbeeki, Dicynodon sollasi (178803) Dicynodon psittacops, Dicynodon sollasi (176357) Dicynodon testudirostris (171377)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17Zambia Dicynodon grimbeeki, Dicynodon sollasi (184599) Diictodon feliceps (184600 184672 184673 184674 184675 184676)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17South Africa (Northern Cape) Dicynodon psittacops, Dicynodon sollasi (174666 178478)
Wuchiapingian - Changhsingian259.9 - 252.17South Africa (Eastern Cape) Dicynodon feliceps (type locality: 174747) Dicynodon macrorhynchus, Emydorhynchus palustris (80219) Dicynodon nanus (80174 176917) Dicynodon nanus, Dicynodon ictidops (80216 174663)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17China (Xinjiang) Dicynodon tienshanensis (178202)