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Gorgonops whaitsi Broom 1912 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Gorgonopsia - Gorgonopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 340850

Alternative combination: Scymnognathus whaitsi

Full reference: R. Broom. 1912. On some new South African Permian reptiles. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1911:1073-1082

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

Sister taxa: Gorgonops dixeyi, Gorgonops eupachygnathus, Gorgonops kaiseri, Gorgonops longifrons, Gorgonops torvus

Type specimen: AMNH 5530a, a partial skull. Its type locality is Beaufort West Commonage (Tropidostoma & Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone), which is in a Capitanian/Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore