Daptocephalus

Name: Daptocephalus.
Phonetic: Dap-to-sef-ah-lus.
Named By: van Hoepen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1934.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida.
Species: D.‭ ‬leoniceps (type), D. huenei.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Changsingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Daptocephalus is a genus of therapsid that lived in South Africa during the late Permian.

Further reading
- The anatomy of the anomodont Daptocephalus leoniceps (owen). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London vol136, issue 3. - R. F. Ewer - 1961.
- The Daptocephalus Assemblage Zone (Lopingian), South Africa: a proposed biostratigraphy based on a new compilation of stratigraphic ranges. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 113, 153-164. - P. A. Viglietti, R. M. Smith, K. D. Angielczyk, C. F. Kammerer, J. Fröbisch & B. S. Rubidge - 2016.



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