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Eriphostoma microdon Broom 1911 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Gorgonopsia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56794

Synonyms: Eoarctops vanderbyli Haughton 1929 (no. 335618), Galesuchus gracilis Haughton 1915 (no. 335616), Scylacognathus parvus Broom 1913 (no. 335615)

Full reference: R. Broom. 1911. On some New South African Permian Reptiles. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 81(4):1073-1082

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

Sister taxa: Scylacognathus grimbeeki, Scylacognathus robustus

Type specimens:

  • Eriphostoma microdon: AMNH FARB 5524, a skull. Its type locality is Leeu-Gamka , which is in a Capitanian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.
  • Eoarctops vanderbyli: SAM-PK-5598, a skull. Its type locality is Abrahamskraal, Prince Albert, which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.
  • Galesuchus gracilis: SAM-PK-2754, a skull. Its type locality is Abrahamskraal, Prince Albert, which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.
  • Scylacognathus parvus: AM 3751, a skull. Its type locality is Hottentotsrivier Farm, which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore