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

       Geikia is‭ ‬a genus of dicynodont known to‭ ‬have lived 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
- The morphology, affinities, and age of the dicynodont reptile Geikia elginensis, by Timothy Rowe. - In. Aspects of Vertebrate History. Museum of Northern Arizona Press. pp. 269–294. - E. L. Jacobs(ed.). - 1980.
- Remarks on the genus Geikia Newton, 1893, and its relationships with other dicynodonts: (Reptilia: Therapsida). - Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa. 87 (1): 35–39. - Arthur R.I. Cruickshank - 1984.
- Reappraisal of Geikia locusticeps (therapsida: Dicynodontia) from the Upper Permian of Tanzania. - Palaeontology. 48 (2): 309–324. - Michael W. Maisch & Eva V. I. Gebauer - 2005.
- Tetrapod fauna of lowermost Usili Formation (Songea Group, Ruhuhu Basin) of southern Tanzania, with a new burnetiid record. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30 (3): 696–703. - Christian A. Sidor, Kenneth D. Angielczyk, D. Marie Weide, Roger M. H. Smith, Sterling J. Nesbitt & Linda A. Tsuji - 2010.


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