Geikia

Name: Geikia.
Phonetic: Gy-ke-ah.
Named By: E.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Newton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1893.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Geikiidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬elginensis.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Scotland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cutties Hillock Sandstone Formation.
Time period: Changhsingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Geikia is‭ ‬a genus of dicynodont known to‭ ‬have lived in Scotland during the latest stage of the Permian.‭ ‬Like other dicynodonts Geikia would have been a plant eater with two prominent tusks projecting down from the upper jaw.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On some New Reptiles from the Elgin Sandstones.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Transactions of the Royal Society of London,‭ ‬Series B,‭ ‬Biological Sciences‭ ‬184:431-503.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Newton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1893



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