Name: Charassognathus.
Phonetic: Kah-rass-o-nay-fus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Botha,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Smith‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia.
Species: C.‭ ‬ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Skull about‭ ‬5‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬jaw and a leg.

       Charassognathus is a genus of cynodont therapsid that lived in South Africa during the late Permian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The oldest cynodont:‭ ‬new clues on the origin and early diversification of the Cynodontia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬149‭(‬3‭)‬:477-492.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Botha,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Smith‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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