Named By: Christian F. Kammerer, Pia A. Viglietti, P. John Hancox, Richard J. Butler & Jonah N. Choiniere - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Dicynodontia, Stahleckeriidae, Stahleckeriinae.
Species: U. mukanelai (type).
Size: Larger skulls up to 35 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa - Burgersdorp Formation.
Time period: Middle Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skulls and a lower jaw.
is a genus of dicynodont therapsid
that lived in Southern Africa during
the mid Triassic. Remains of several skulls of Ufudocyclops
and these suggest that Ufudocyclops not only lacked
tusks, but was
completely toothless. Instead of teeth, Ufudocyclops
seems to have
had a large keratinous beak that was used to shear through plants.
Rugose patterning upon the skull of Ufudocyclops
assessment as these would have been were the keratin grew from.
- A new kannemeyeriiform dicynodont (Ufudocyclops mukanelai, gen. et sp. nov.) from Subzone C of the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone, Triassic of South Africa, with implications for biostratigraphic correlation with other African Triassic Faunas. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. - Christian F. Kammerer, Pia A. Viglietti, P. John Hancox, Richard J. Butler & Jonah N. Choiniere - 2019.