Euconcordia

Name: Euconcordia ‭(‬True harmony‭).
Phonetic: Yew-con-cor-de-ah.
Named By: R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Reisz,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Haridy‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Müller‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Synonyms: Concordia cunninghami.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Eureptilia,‭ ‬Captorhinidae.
Species: E.‭ ‬cunninghami‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Kansas.
Time period: Late Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Skull.




       The skull of Euconcordia was originally described as Concordia in‭ ‬2005.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬it was later established that Concordia had already been used,‭ ‬so in‭ ‬2016‭ ‬the skull was renamed Euconcordia.‭ ‬Whereas 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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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