Name: Gordodon ‭(‬fat tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gor-doe-don.
Named By: Spencer G.‭ ‬Lucas,‭ ‬Larry F.‭ ‬Rinehart‭ & ‬Matt Celeskey‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Eupelycosauria,‭ ‬Edaphosauridae.
Species: G.‭ ‬kraineri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbviore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬1.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬New Mexico.
Time period: Asselian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains of the anterior portion of the skeleton.

       A relative of‭ ‬the much more famous Edaphosaurus,‭ ‬Gordodon is a genus of sailbacked pelycosaur that lived in North America during the early Permian.‭ ‬The appearance of Gordodon in the early Permian combined with the shape of the teeth which are rounded and formed in rows suggests that Gordodon was one of the first pelycosaurs to go completely vegetariam in its dietary habits.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The oldest specialized tetrapod herbivore:‭ ‬A new eupelycosaur from the Permian of New Mexico,‭ ‬USA.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontologia Electronica.‭ ‬21.3.39A‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬1‭–‬42.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Spencer G.‭ ‬Lucas,‭ ‬Larry F.‭ ‬Rinehart‭ & ‬Matt Celeskey‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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