Named By: M. W. Maisch & A. T. Matzke - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Syanpsida, Therapsida, Dicynodontia, Stahleckeriidae.
Species: S. kimkraemerae (type).
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.
- 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.