Name: Lobalopex ‭(‬lobe fox‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lo-bal-o-pleks.
Named By: C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Hopson‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Keyser‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Biarmosuchia,‭ ‬Burnetiamorpha.
Species: L.‭ ‬mordax‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬15‭ ‬centimetres long,‭ ‬total body size estimated to be about‭ ‬80‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull,‭ ‬mandible‭ (‬lower jaw‭) ‬and first four cervical‭ (‬neck‭) ‬vertebrae.

       Lobalopex is a genus of burnetiamorph biarmosuchian therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Permian.‭ ‬As a burnetiamorph,‭ ‬Lobalopex would have been more closely related to genera such as Lophorhinus and Pachydectes than to Biarmosuchus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Burnetiamorph Therapsid from the Teekloof Formation,‭ ‬Permian of South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬24‭(‬4‭)‬:938-950.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Hopson‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Keyser‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.


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