Eriphostoma

Name: Eriphostoma.
Phonetic: E-re-fo-sto-mah.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1911.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Theriodontia,‭ ‬Gorgonopsia.
Species: E.‭ ‬microdon‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull remains.

       Eriphostoma is a little known genus of gorgonopsid,‭ ‬but one that is important to the study of them given that Eriphostoma may well represent the earliest known gorgonopsid.‭ ‬There has been speculation that another genus called Broomisaurus and known only from fragmentary fossils may be junior synonym to Eriphostoma.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Redescription of Eriphostoma microdon Broom,‭ ‬1911‭ (‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Gorgonopsia‭) ‬from the Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone of South Africa and a Review of Middle Permian Gorgonopsians,‭ ‬by Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer.‭ ‬In,‭ ‬Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsida,‭ ‬Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer,‭ ‬Kenneth D.‭ ‬Angielczyk‭ & ‬Jörg Fröbisch‭ (‬eds‭) ‬-‭ ‬2013.
-‭ ‬New information on the morphology and stratigraphic range of the mid-Permian gorgonopsian Eriphostoma microdon Broom,‭ ‬1911.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Papers in Palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer,‭ ‬Roger M.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Smith,‭ ‬Michael O.‭ ‬Day‭ & ‬Bruce S.‭ ‬Rubidge‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.



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