Name: Rastodon ‭(‬Rio do Rasto Formation tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ras-to-don.
Named By: Alessandra D.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Boos,‭ ‬Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer,‭ ‬Cesar L.‭ ‬Schultz,‭ ‬Marina B.‭ ‬Soares‭ & ‬Ana L.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Ilha‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Bidentalia.
Species: R.‭ ‬procurvidens‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rio do Rasto Formation.
Time period: Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Rastodon is a genus of dicynodont that lived in Brazil during the Permian.‭ ‬Like other dicynodonts,‭ ‬Rastodon had two tusks which grew downwards from the upper jaw.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬unlike dicynodont genera named before‭ ‬2016,‭ ‬the tusks of Rastodon are noted as actually curving to point slightly forwards.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new dicynodont‭ (‬Therapsida:‭ ‬Anomodontia‭) ‬from the Permian of southern Brazil and its implications for bidentalian origins.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE.‭ ‬11‭ (‬5‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alessandra D.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Boos,‭ ‬Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer,‭ ‬Cesar L.‭ ‬Schultz,‭ ‬Marina B.‭ ‬Soares‭ & ‬Ana L.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Ilha‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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