Varanodon

Name: Varanodon ‭(‬Varan tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Vah-ran-o-don.
Named By: E.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Olsen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1965.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Pelycosauria,‭ ‬Varanopidae,‭ ‬Varanodontinae.
Species: V.‭ ‬agilis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬1.2-1.4‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Oklahoma‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chickasha Formation.
Time period: Kungurian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skeletons of several individuals.

       Varanodon was a genus of pelycosaur that lived in the USA during the Permian period.‭ ‬Varanodon should not be confused with the similarly named Varanops and Varanosaurus,‭ ‬two other genera of closely related pelycosaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New Permian vertebrates from the Chickasha Formation in Oklahoma.‭ ‬Circular Oklahoma Geological Survey‭ ‬70:1-70.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Olsen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1965.




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