Elliotsmithia

Name: Elliotsmithia.
Phonetic: El-le-ot-smif-e-ah.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1937.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Eupelycosauria,‭ ‬Varanopidae, Varanodontinae.
Species: E.‭ ‬longiceps‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Abrahamskraal Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Elliotsmithia is a little known genus of pelycosaur that was initially described from the study of a partial skull.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A further contribution to our knowledge of the fossil reptiles of the Karroo.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London‭ ‬107‭(‬3‭)‬:299-318.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1937.
-‭ ‬Anatomy and relationships of Elliotsmithia longiceps Broom,‭ ‬a small synapsid‭ (‬Eupelycosauria:‭ ‬Varanopseidae‭) ‬from the Late Permian of South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬18‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬602‭–‬611.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Reisz,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Dilkes‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Berman‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.



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