Name: Rhopalodon.
Phonetic: Rhop-al-o-don.
Named By: Fischer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1841.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dinocephalia‭?
Species: R.‭ ‬wangenheimi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Mid/upper Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       There has been a lot of uncertainty as to exactly what Rhopalodon was,‭ ‬but a‭ ‬2005‭ ‬study by Tverdokhlebov et al considered the genus to represent a mid-sized dinocephalian therapsid.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Upper Permian vertebrates and their sedimentological context in the South Urals,‭ ‬Russia,‭ ‬-‭ ‬Earth-Science Reviews‭ ‬69‭ ‬27-77‭ ‬55‭ ‬-‭ ‬Valentin P.‭ ‬Tverdokhlebov,‭ ‬Galina I.‭ ‬Tverdokhlebova,‭ ‬Alla V.‭ ‬Minikh,‭ ‬Mikhail V.‭ ‬Surkov,‭ ‬and Michael J.‭ ‬Benton‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.


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