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Dicynodontoides
Temporal range: Late Permian
Restoration of Dicynodontoides recurvidens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Infraorder: Dicynodontia
Family: Kingoriidae
Genus: Dicynodontoides
Broom, 1940
Species
  • D. recurvidens (Owen, 1876) (type)
  • D. nowacki (von Huene, 1942)
Synonyms
  • Kingoria Cox, 1979

Dicynodontoides is a genus of dicynodont from the Late Permian of South Africa, Tanzania and India. Kingoria, a junior synonym, has been used more widely in the literature, especially recently, than the more obscure Dicynodontoides and is less likely to be confused with the similar sounding, but distantly related Dicynodon. Angielczyk et al suggest that it may be useful to petition the ICZN to suppress Dicynodontoides in favor of Kingoria. Only two species are recognized: Dicynodontoides recurvidens from South Africa, and Dicynodontoides nowacki from Tanzania. A specimen found in India was not assigned a specific level.

References

  1. ^ Angielczyk, K.D.; Sidor, C.A.; Nesbitt, S.J.; Smith, R.M.; Tsuji, L.A. (2009). "Taxonomic revision and new observations on the postcranial skeleton, biogeography, and biostratigraphy of the dicynodont genus Dicynodontoides, the senior subjective synonym of Kingoria (Therapsida, Anomodontia)". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (4): 1174–1187. doi:10.1671/039.029.0427. 
  2. Ray, S.; Bandyopadhyay, S. (2003). "Late Permian vertebrate community of the Pranhita-Godavari Valley, India". Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 21: 643–654. Bibcode:2003JAESc..21..643R. doi:10.1016/S1367-9120(02)00050-0. 

See also

External links

  • The main groups of non-mammalian synapsids at Mikko's Phylogeny Archive

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