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Elliotsmithia longiceps Broom 1937 (synapsid)

Osteichthyes - Synapsida - Varanopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 140622

Full reference: R. Broom. 1937. A further contribution to our knowledge of the fossil reptiles of the Karroo. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107(3):299-318

Belongs to Elliotsmithia according to S. P. Modesto et al. 2001

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: TM 1483, a partial skeleton (skull and mandibles with most of the antorbital region missing, incl. partial hyoid apparatus, cervical vertebrae, ribs fragments and osteoderms). Its type locality is Abrahamskraal, Prince Albert, which is in a Capitanian floodplain sandstone/claystone in the Abrahamskraal Formation of South Africa.

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