Name: Kenomagnathus ‭(‬gap jaw‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ken-o-mah-nay-fus.
Named By: F.‭ ‬Spindler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Eupelycosauria,‭ ‬Sphenacodontia.
Species: K.‭ ‬scottae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable due to lack of remains.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Kansas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Stanton Formation.
Time period: Pennsylvanian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull bones including maxilla and lacrimal.

       The holotype fossils of Kenomagnathus were originally thought to be of the genus Haptodus until they were formally described‭ ‬as a distinct genus‭ ‬in‭ ‬2020.‭ ‬Although only partially preserved,‭ ‬the size of the lacrimal bone suggests that Kenomagnathus would have had large eyes.‭ ‬As a hunter,‭ ‬these large eyes might have helped Kenomagnathus to see in low light conditions while hunting for prey.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A faunivorous early sphenacodontian synapsid with a diastema.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontologia Electronica.‭ ‬23‭ (‬1‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Spindler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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