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Moschops capensis Broom 1911 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Dinocephalia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56770

Synonyms: Moschognathus whaitsi Broom 1914 (no. 380540), Moschops whaitsi Broom 1914 (no. 380718)

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 Moschops according to R. Broom 1913

Sister taxa: Agnosaurus pienaari, Moschops koupensis, Moschops romeri, Moschoides romeri

Type specimens:

  • Moschops capensis: AMNH 5550, a skull. Its type locality is Spitzkop, Graaff-Reinet, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Moschognathus whaitsi: AMNH 5602, a partial skull. Its type locality is "Near Beaufort West", which is in a Capitanian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.

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