Lycaenodon

Name: Lycaenodon ‭ (‬wolf tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ly-say-no-don.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1925.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Biarmosuchia.
Species: L.‭ ‬longiceps‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: South Africa,‭ ‬Karoo basin‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Skulls.

       Lycaenodon has occasionally been considered to be a gorgonopsid,‭ ‬but modern analysis firmly places Lycaenodon as a biarmosuchian theraspid.‭ ‬Like others of its kind,‭ ‬Lycaenodon would have been a predator of other animals.
       Lycaenodon should not be confused with the similarly named gorgonopsid Lycaenops that was also named By Robert Broom in‭ ‬1925.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Naris and Palate of Lycaenodon longiceps‭ (‬Therapsida:‭ ‬Biarmosuchia‭)‬,‭ ‬with Comments on Their Early Evolution in the Therapsida.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology vol‭ ‬77‭ ‬no.‭ ‬5‭ ‬pp.‭ ‬977-984‭ ‬-‭ ‬Christian A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.



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