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).
Size: Skull up to 19 centimetres long.
Known locations: Laos - Purple Claystone Formation.
Time period: Early Triassic.
Fossil representation: 2 skulls.
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.
- 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.