Named By: R. R. Reisz, Y. Haridy & J. Müller - 2016.
Synonyms: Concordia cunninghami.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Eureptilia, Captorhinidae.
Species: E. cunninghami (type).
Known locations: USA, Kansas.
Time period: Late Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Skull.
skull of Euconcordia was originally described as Concordia
However, it was later established that Concordia
had already been
used, so in 2016 the skull was renamed Euconcordia.
concordia roughly translates from Latin to English as ‘harmony’,
Euconcordia would simply mean ‘true harmony’.
Euconcordia lived in North America during the late Carboniferous period. Although the body of Euconcordia is unknown at the time of writing, the genus has a reasonably well preserved skull, which was roughly triangular when viewed from above with a broad base, just like other captorhinids.
- An early captorhinid reptile (Amniota, Eureptilia) from the Upper Carboniferous of Hamilton, Kansas. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 25 (3): 561–568 - Johannes Müller and Robert R. Reisz - 2005.
- Euconcordia nom. nov., a replacement name for the captorhinid eureptile Concordia Müller and Reisz, 2005 (non Kingsley, 1880), with new data on its dentition. - Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology 3:1-6. - R. R. Reisz, Y. Haridy & J. Müller - 2016.