Name: Patranomodon.
Phonetic: Pa-tran-o-mo-don.on‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.
Named By: B.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rubidge‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Hopson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Anomodontia.
Species: P.‭ ‬nyaphulii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
Size: About‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Wordian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Patranomodon is one of the earliest known anomodonts,‭ ‬and is‭ ‬so primitive,‭ ‬it still had teeth.‭ ‬Later anomodonts such as dinocephalians would eventually lose all they teeth‭ (‬except for some genera which retained a pair of large tusks‭) ‬and develop horned beaks for cropping vegetation.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new anomodont therapsid from South Africa and its bearing on the ancestry of Dicynodontia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬South African Journal of Science‭ ‬86:43-45.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rubidge‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Hopson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.


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