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Microgomphodon oligocynus Seeley 1895 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida

PaleoDB taxon number: 56885

Synonyms: Herpetogale marsupialis Keyser and Brink 1977 (no. 172546), Melinodon simus Broom 1905 (no. 56834), Sesamodon browni Broom 1905 (no. 343367), Watsoniella breviceps Broili and Schröder 1935 (no. 377033)

Belongs to Microgomphodon according to R. Broom 1913

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Microgomphodon oligocynus: NHMUK R3305. Its type locality is Aliwal North Area, which is in an Anisian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Burgersdorp Formation of South Africa.
  • Herpetogale marsupialis: R337, a skull. Its type locality is western Etjo Mtn, above upper arenaceous layer, which is in an Anisian/Ladinian terrestrial shale in the Omingonde Formation of Namibia.
  • Melinodon simus: Its type locality is Aliwal North Area, which is in an Anisian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Burgersdorp Formation of South Africa.
  • Sesamodon browni: Its type locality is Aliwal North Area, which is in an Anisian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Burgersdorp Formation of South Africa.
  • Watsoniella breviceps:

Ecology: