*SPECIAL NOTE* - Since original uploading, Broomicephalus has now been found to be a synonym to Rubidgea. This page remains online for archive purposes.


Name: Broomicephalus ‭(‬Broom’s head‭)‬.
Phonetic: Broom-e-sef-ah-lus.
Named By: A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Brink‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Kitching‭ ‬-‭ ‬1953.
Synonyms: Rubidgea laticeps,‭ ‬Dinogorgon laticeps.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Gorgonopsia.
Species: B.‭ ‬laticeps.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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