Labidosaurikos

Name: Labidosaurikos ‭(‬similar to Labidosaurus‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lab-e-do-sore-is-kos.
Named By: J.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Stovall‭ ‬-‭ ‬1950.
Synonyms: Labidosaurikos barkeri‭?
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Captorhinida,‭ ‬Captorhinidae.
Species: L.‭ ‬meachami‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: About‭ ‬1.3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Oklahoma‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hennessey Formation,‭ ‬and Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Choza Formation,‭ ‬Vale Formation.
Time period: Kungurian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: ‭Several individuals.

       Labidosaurikos should not be confused with the similarly named Labidosaurus,‭ ‬another captorhinid that lived in the same approximate locations as Labidosaurikos.‭ ‬In fact the name Labidosaurikos means‭ ‘‬similar to Labisosaurus‭'‬.‭ ‬Labidosaurikos seems to have been a bit larger and heavier than its relative,‭ ‬and is noted for having a robust and fairly ornate skull.‭ ‬A second species of Labidosaurikos,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬barkeri,‭ ‬has been speculated to be synonymous with the type species L.‭ ‬meachami.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬a definitive conclusion is still elusive given that L.‭ ‬barkeri is based upon only fragmentary remains.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Cotylosaur from North Central Oklahoma.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Journal of Science‭ ‬248‭(‬1‭)‬:46-54‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Stovall‭ ‬-‭ ‬1950.
-‭ ‬The Cranial Anatomy of the Captorhinid Reptile Labidosaurikos meachami from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology‭ ‬38‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬687-711‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Dodick‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Modesto‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.



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