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Saurorictus australis Modesto and Smith 2001 (eureptile)

Reptilia - Eureptilia - Captorhinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 135443

Full reference: S. P. Modesto and R. M. H. Smith. 2001. A new Late Permian captorhinid reptile: a first record from the South African Karoo. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3):405-409

Belongs to Saurorictus according to S. P. Modesto and R. M. H. Smith 2001

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SAM PK-8666, a partial skull. Its type locality is Leeukloof 43, which is in a Wuchiapingian dry floodplain claystone/siltstone in the Teekloof Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): partial skull 22.0 x 15.0