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Paranthodon africanus Broom 1912 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56497

Alternative combination: Palaeoscincus africanus

Synonyms: Paranthodon oweni Nopcsa 1929 (no. 63743), Paranthodon owenii Nopcsa 1929 (no. 56498)

Full reference: R. Broom. 1912. Observations on some specimens of South African fossil reptiles preserved in thge British Museum. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 2:19-25

Belongs to Paranthodon according to S. C. R. Maidment et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Paranthodon africanus: BMNH 47338, a skull. Its type locality is Bushmans River, Woodbury Farm, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian terrestrial claystone in the Kirkwood Formation of South Africa.
  • Paranthodon owenii: BMNH 47338. Its type locality is Bushmans River, Woodbury Farm, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian terrestrial claystone in the Kirkwood Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore