Named By: A. S. Brink & J. W. Kitching - 1953.
Synonyms: Rubidgea laticeps, Dinogorgon laticeps.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Gorgonopsia.
Species: B. laticeps.
Size: Skull about 21 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Two partial skulls.
Originally named as Rubidgea laticeps by Robert Broom in 1940, Broomicephalus is a little known genus of gorgonopsid from South Africa. Based upon the description of skulls, there has been speculation that Broomicephalus may be a synonym to Clelandina.
- On some new genera and species of fossil reptiles from the Karoo beds of Graaff-Rienet - Annals of the Transvaal Museum, v. 20, p. 157-192. - 1940.
- Studes on new specimens of Gorgonopsia - Palaeontographica africana, v. 1, p. 1-28. - A. S. Brink & J. W. Kitching - 1953.