Sungeodon

Name: Sungeodon.
Phonetic: Sung-e-o-don.
Named By: M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Matzke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Syanpsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Stahleckeriidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬kimkraemerae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Jiangxi Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jiucaiyuan Formation.
Time period: Induan/Olenekian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Sungeodon is a late surviving genus of dicynodont that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Most dicynodont genera are Permian in age,‭ ‬and most were wiped out during the Permian/Triassic extinction event.‭ ‬Sungeodon however is proof however that not all dicynodonts were killed off during this time,‭ ‬and that as a group the dicynodonts lived into the Triassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Sungeodon kimkraemerae n.‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬n.‭ ‬sp.,‭ ‬the oldest kannemeyeriiform‭ (‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia‭) ‬and its implications for the early diversification of large herbivores after the P/T boundary.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie,‭ ‬Abhandlungen‭ ‬272‭(‬1‭)‬:1-12.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Matzke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.



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