(Little pug nose).
Named By: Robert Broom - 1915.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Therocephalia.
Species: S. baini (type).
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Simorhinella is a genus of therocephalian therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Permian. Simorhinella is noteworthy for having a snout that by proportion to relative genera is considerably shorter and deeper. This may have allowed Simorhinella to have a very strong bite force as the deeper snout would have been able to house larger jaw closing muscles, while the shortness would allow Simorhinella to amplify the effect.
- On some new Carnivorous Therapsids in the Collection of the British Museum. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 85 (2): 163–173. - Robert Broom - 1915.
- Adult morphology of the therocephalian Simorhinella bainifrom the middle Permian of South Africa and the taxonomy, paleobiogeography, and temporal distribution of the Lycosuchidae. - Journal of Paleontology 88 (6): 1139. - F. Abdala, C. F. Kammerer, M. O. Day, S. Jirah & B. S. Rubidge - 2014.