Oedaleops

Name: Oedaleops ‭(‬Swollen face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Owe-da-le-ops.
Named By: Langston‭ ‬-‭ ‬1965.‭
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Pelycosauria,‭ ‬Caseasauria,‭ ‬Eothyrididae.
Species: O.‭ ‬campi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Probably an insectivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬skull aproximately‭ ‬7‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬New Mexico.
Time period: Early Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and limb fragments,‭ ‬from three individuals.

       Not much is known about Oedaleops other than it was similar to Eothyris,‭ ‬another synapsid that is only known from its skull.‭ ‬Oedaleops has slightly larger canine teeth that are thought to have been of use in capturing small prey like insects.



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