*SPECIAL NOTE* - Bathygnathus has now been found to be a probable synonym to Dimetrodon. This page remains online for archive purposes.


Name: Bathygnathus.
Phonetic: Bath-e-nay-fuss.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Leidy‭ ‬-‭ ‬1853.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Sphenacodontidae,‭ ‬Sphenacodontinae.
Species: B.‭ ‬borealis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Prince Edawrd Island‭ ‬-‭ ‬Orby Head Formation.
Time period: Artinskian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull remains incorporating parts of the pre-maxilla,‭ ‬maxilla and snout.

       Bathygnathus is a little known genus of‭ ‬pelycosaur that lived in Canada during the Early Permian.‭ ‬Though only known from partial remains,‭ ‬studies of these fossils have led to the suggestion that Bathygnathus would have been similar to pelycosaurs like Dimetrodon.

Further reading
-‭ [‬Fragment of a jaw of an extinct saurian animal‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia‭ ‬6:404.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Leidy‭ ‬-‭ ‬1853.
-‭ ‬Bathygnathus borealis,‭ ‬Leidy,‭ ‬and the Permian of Prince Edwards Island.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science Vol.‭ ‬22,‭ ‬No‭ ‬550‭ ‬pp52-53.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Case‭ ‬-‭ ‬1905.


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