Repelinosaurus

Name: Repelinosaurus ‭(‬Répelins‭’ ‬lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Re-pel-e-no-sor-us.
Named By: Chloe Olivier,‭ ‬Bernard Battail,‭ ‬Sylvie Bourquin,‭ ‬Camille Rossignol,‭ ‬J.-Sebastien Steyer‭ & ‬Nour-Eddine Jalil‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Kannemeyeriiformes.
Species: R.‭ ‬Robustus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull up to‭ ‬19‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Laos‭ ‬-‭ ‬Purple Claystone Formation.
Time period: Early Triassic.
Fossil representation: 2‭ ‬skulls.




       Repelinosaurus is a genus of dicynodont that lived in Asia during the early‭ ‬Triassic.‭ ‬Described from two skulls,‭ ‬Repelinosaurus is noted for having a very short snout when compared to other kannemeyeriiform dicynodonts.‭ ‬The snout on Repelinosaurus‭ ‬skulls also shows a rugose‭ (‬bumpy‭) ‬series of growths.‭ ‬This might suggest that aside from a keratinous beak commonly speculated for other dicynodonts,‭ ‬Repelinosaurus may have also had a hard keratinous growth on its snout.‭ ‬This keratinous growth may have been shaped or coloured in such a way that Repelinosaurus displayed to others of its species.‭
       Repelinosaurus is named after geologist Joesph Répelin.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New dicynodonts‭ (‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Anomodontia‭) ‬from near the Permo-Triassic boundary of Laos:‭ ‬implications for dicynodont survivorship across the Permo-Triassic mass extinction and the paleobiogeography of Southeast Asian blocks.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chloe Olivier,‭ ‬Bernard Battail,‭ ‬Sylvie Bourquin,‭ ‬Camille Rossignol,‭ ‬J.-Sebastien Steyer‭ & ‬Nour-Eddine Jalil‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.



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