Name: Counillonia.
Phonetic: Cou-nil-lo-ne-ah.
Named By: C.‭ ‬Olivier,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Battail,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Bourquin,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Rossignol,‭ ‬J.-S.‭ ‬Steyer‭ & ‬N.-E.‭ ‬Jalil‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Dicynodontoidea.
Species: C.‭ ‬superoculis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬16‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Laos,‭ ‬Luang Prabang Basin‭ ‬-‭ ‬Purple Claystone Formation.
Time period: Late Permian/Early Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Counillonia is a genus of dicynodont therapsid that lived in Asia approximately about the time of‭ ‬the Late Permian to early Triassic.‭ ‬This would make the Counillonia genus a survivor of the Late Permian extinction,‭ ‬possibly the biggest mass extinction in the planets history.‭ ‬Counillonia is not the only dicynodont genus to have made it into the Triassic others such as Lystrosaurus are known to have done as well.‭ ‬But the Counillonia genus differs from these forms in that the genus appears to be more loosely related to the genus Dicynodon.‭ ‬This has revealed the possibility that more evolutionary lines of dicynodonts survived the Late Permian extinction than previously thought.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New dicynodonts‭ (‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Anomodontia‭) ‬from near the Permo-Triassic boundary of Laos:‭ ‬implications for dicynodont survivorship across the Permo-Triassic mass extinction and the paleobiogeography of Southeast Asian blocks.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Olivier,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Battail,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Bourquin,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Rossignol,‭ ‬J.-S.‭ ‬Steyer‭ & ‬N.-E.‭ ‬Jalil‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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