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Dinogorgon


Dinogorgon is a poorly defined genus of saber-toothed gorgonopsids from South Africa and Tanzania. The type species, D. rubidgei, is only known from a fragment of snout and is undiagnosable making it a probable nomen dubium. The other two species are known from relatively well preserved skulls which are very similar in appearance to Rubidgea and it is possible that the two genera are in fact synonyms.





Name


Dinogorgon rubidgei


Authority
   

Broom, 1936 


Meaning of the generic name


Terrible gorgon


Size


Skull length: 32 cm ,Length: 2 m?


Remains


Holotype (RC 1): snout


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Cistecephalus-Dicynodon assemblage zone, Beaufort group, Upper Permian (Wuchiapingian).
Type locality:
Karoo basin, South Africa.


Classification


Synapsida Therapsida Gorgonopsia Gorgonopsidae Rubidgeinae

  Further Reading

  Broom, R., 1936, On some new genera and species of Karroo fossil Reptiles, with notes on some others: Annals of the Transvaal Museum, v. 18, part 4, p. 349-386.
Sigogneau, D., 1970. Revision Systematique des Gorgonopsiens Sud-Africains: Cahiers de Paleontologie, 414pp.
Gebauer E., 2007. Phylogeny and Evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a Special Reference to the Skull and Skeleton of GPIT/RE/7113, doctoral dissertation.


 Synonyms

 





Name


Dinogorgon quinquemolaris


Authority
   

von Huene, 1950 


Meaning of the generic name


Terrible gorgon


Size


Skull length: 41 cm ,Length: 2.2 m?


Remains


Holotype (GPIT/RE/3430): nearly complete skull
Referred specimen: RC 103 (nearly complete skull. Holotype of D. oudebergensis)


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Upper Permian
Locality: Tanzania and South Africa
.


Classification


Synapsida Therapsida Gorgonopsia Gorgonopsidae Rubidgeinae

  Further Reading

  Huene, F. von, 1950. Die Theriodontier der ostafrikanischen Ruhuhu-Gebietes in der Tubinger Sammlung: Neües Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen, v. 82, part 1, p. 47-136.
Sigogneau, D., 1970. Revision Systematique des Gorgonopsiens Sud-Africains: Cahiers de Paleontologie, 414pp.
Gebauer E., 2007. Phylogeny and Evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a Special Reference to the Skull and Skeleton of GPIT/RE/7113, doctoral dissertation.

 Synonyms

  Dinogorgon oudebergensis Brink & Kitching, 1953





Name


Dinogorgon pricei


Authority
   

(Broom & George, 1950) 


Meaning of the generic name


Terrible gorgon


Size


Skull length: 32 cm ,Length: 1.7 m?


Remains


Holotype (BPI 225): incomplete skull


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Cistecephalus-Dicynodon assemblage zone, Beaufort group, Upper Permian (Wuchiapingian).
Type locality:
Karoo basin, South Africa.


Classification


Synapsida Therapsida Gorgonopsia Gorgonopsidae Rubidgeinae

  Further Reading

  Broom, R., and George, M., 1950, Two new gorgonopsians genera from the Bernard Price collections: South African Journal of Science, v. 46, n. 6, p. 188-190.
Sigogneau, D., 1970. Revision Systematique des Gorgonopsiens Sud-Africains: Cahiers de Paleontologie, 414pp.
Gebauer E., 2007. Phylogeny and Evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a Special Reference to the Skull and Skeleton of GPIT/RE/7113, doctoral dissertation.

 Synonyms

  Tigrisaurus pricei Broom & George, 1950






Life reconstruction of Dinogorgon (© N. Tamura)


Life reconstruction of Dinogorgon (© D. Bogdanov)



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