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Cyonosaurus longiceps Olson 1937 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Gorgonopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 340820

Synonym: Cyniscops longiceps Broom 1941 (taxon 340821)

Belongs to Cyonosaurus according to D. S. Sigogneau-Russell 1989

Sister taxa: Cyniscopoides broomi, Cyonosaurus kitchingi, Cyonosaurus rubidgei, Nanogorgon gracilis

Type specimens:

  • Cyonosaurus longiceps: WMUC 1515, a skull. Its type locality is Toverwater - Cistecephalus AZ, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Cyniscops longiceps: RC 75, a skull (Poorly preserved skull and mandible). Its type locality is Springfontein, Graaff-Reinet, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore