Name: Thliptosaurus ‭(‬compressed lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Flip-to-sor-us.
Named By: C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dicynodontia,‭ ‬Kingoriidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬imperforatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬8.6‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and mandible.

       Thliptosaurus is a genus of dicynodont that lived in Africa during the late Permian.‭ ‬The skull of Thliptosaurus lacked teeth and also seems to‭ ‬have lacked the large tusks that are typical in many other dicynodont genera.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new dicynodont‭ (‬Anomodontia:‭ ‬Emydopoidea‭) ‬from the terminal Permian of KwaZulu-Natal,‭ ‬South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontologia africana‭ ‬53:179-191.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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