Name: Simorhinella ‭(‬Little pug nose‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sim-o-ry-nel-lah.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1915.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia.
Species: S.‭ ‬baini‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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