Ruhuhucerberus

Name: Ruhuhucerberus.
Phonetic: Ru-hu-hu-ser-beh-rus.
Named By: M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
Synonyms: Aelurognathus haughtoni,‭ ‬Ruhuhucerberus terror,‭ ‬Sycosaurus terror.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Gorgonopsidae.
Species: R.‭ ‬haughtoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype skull roughly about‭ ‬39‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Tanzania‭ ‬-‭ ‬Penman Kawinga Formation.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Mostly skull material from at least two individuals.

       Ruhuhucerberus is a genus of gorgonopsid that lived in Tanzania during the Permian.‭ ‬The Ruhuhucerberus type species was originally named as a species of Aelurognathus called A.‭ ‬aughtoni,‭ ‬but was split and elevated to genus level by Maisch in‭ ‬2002.‭ ‬A second species of Ruhuhucerberus,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬terror,‭ ‬is now considered to be synonymous with the type species.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Observations on Karoo and Gondwana vertebrates:‭ ‬Part‭ ‬3:‭ ‬notes on the gorgonopsians from the Upper Permian of Tanzania.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.



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