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Scylacognathus major Broom 1935 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida

PaleoDB taxon number: 335641

Full reference: R. Broom. 1935. On some new genera and species of Karroo fossil reptiles. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 18:55-72

Belongs to Gorgonopsia according to C. F. Kammerer et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Broomisaurus planiceps, Cerdodon, Cynarioides gracilis, Cyniscodon, Cyniscodon lydekkeri, Cyniscops, Cynodraco, Cynodraco major, Cynodraco serridens, Dixeya, Eriphostoma, Estemmenosuchida, Galesuchidae, Gorgonopida, Gorgonopidae, Hipposaurus kitchingi, Ictidorhinida, Nikkasaurida, Nochnitsa, Viatkogorgon, Watongiidae

Type specimen: TM P256, a skull. Its type locality is Leeukloof, which is in a Wuchiapingian crevasse splay sandstone/claystone in the Teekloof Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore