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Aelurognathus
Fossil range: Permian
Aelur tigriceps1DB
Scientific classification

Class:

Synapsida

Order:

Therapsida

Suborder:

Gorgonopsia

Family:

Gorgonopsidae

Genus:

Aelurognathus

Aelurognathus is an extinct genus of therapsid from the Permian of South Africa.

DiscoveryEdit

The type species is Aelurognathus tigriceps, originally named Scymnognathus tigriceps by South African paleontologists Robert Broom and Sydney H. Haughton in 1913, and later assigned to the new genus Aelurognathus by Haughton in 1924. Gebauer (2007) erected five new species of Aelurognathus, all of which were previously assigned to other genera: Aelurognathus alticeps, Aelurognathus broodiei, Aelurognathus ferox, Aelurognathus kingwilli, and Aelurognathus maccabei.[1]

Scymnognathus parringtoni von Huene, 1950, previously assigned to Aelurognathus, is now classified as a species of Sauroctonus.

PaleobiologyEdit

See alsoEdit

Aelur tigriceps1DB

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