Emydops

Name: Emydops.
Phonetic: Em-e-dops.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1912.
Synonyms: Emydops brachyops,‭ ‬Emydops longus,‭ ‬Emydops minimus,‭ ‬Emydops minor,‭ ‬Emydops parvus,‭ ‬Emydopsis longus,‭ ‬Emydopsis minimus,‭ ‬Opisthoctenodon brachyops,‭ ‬Pristerodon brachyops,‭ ‬Kistecephalus arctatus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Emydopidae.
Species: E.‭ ‬arctatus‭ ‬(type‭)‬,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬oweni.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬5‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: India‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kundaram Formation.‭ ‬South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Balfour Formation,‭ ‬Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone,‭ ‬Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Capitanian to Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Remains of several individuals.

       Emydops is a genus of small dicynodont that lived across South Africa to India during the Late Permian.‭ ‬One notable observation about the genus is that while some skulls have tusks,‭ ‬others actually lack them.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of Emydops‭ (‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Anomodontia‭) ‬and a discussion of dental variability and pathology in dicynodonts.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬28‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬770‭–‬787.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Fröbisch‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Reisz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.



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