Name: Abdalodon ‭(‬Abdala's Tooth‭).
Phonetic: Ab-dal-o-don.
Named By: C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Charassognathidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬diastematicus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain,‭ ‬but probable insectivore/carnivore.
Size: Skull roughly about‭ ‬6‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Body length uncertain.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Known from a partial skull initially thought‭ ‬to belong to the Procynosuchus‭ ‬genus,‭ ‬Abdalodon was defined as a distinct genus in‭ ‬2016.‭ ‬Abdalodon was named in honour of palaeontologist Fernando Abdala,‭ ‬in recognition of their work on cynodonts.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new taxon of cynodont from the Tropidostoma Assemblage Zone‭ (‬Upper Permian‭) ‬of South Africa,‭ ‬and the early evolution of Cynodontia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Papers in Palaeontology‭ ‬2‭(‬3‭)‬:387-397.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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