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