Name: Microgomphodon.
Phonetic: My-krow-gom-foe-don.
Named By: Harry Govier Seeley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1895.
Synonyms: Bauria‭?‬,‭ ‬Herpetogale,‭ ‬Melinodon,‭ ‬Sesamodon,‭ ‬Watsoniella.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia,‭ ‬Scylacosauria,‭ ‬Eutherocephalia,‭ ‬Bauriidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬oligocynus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Largest known skull up to‭ ‬89‭ ‬millimetres long.
Known locations: Namibia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Omingonde Formation,‭ ‬and South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Burgersdorp Formation.
Time period: Olenekian to Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       Microgomphodon is one of the more common genera of therocephalian therapsids,‭ ‬and is also one of the last known to have survived.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬New Material of Microgomphodon oligocynus‭ (‬Eutherapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia‭) ‬and the Taxonomy of Southern African Bauriidae‭"‬.‭ ‬Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsida.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Jashashvili,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rubidge‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Den Heever‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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