Sinophoneus yumenensis


This chinese anteosaur is very similar to Titanophoneus from Russia.




Name


Sinophoneus yumenensis


Authority
   

Cheng & Ji, 1996


Meaning of the generic name


Chinese murderer


Size


Skull length:  35 cm , Length: 2 m


Remains


Holotype: partial skull.


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Xidagou Formation, Middle Permian (Wordian or Capitanian).
Type locality:
Dashankou locality, Yumen, Gansu Province, China.


Classification


Synapsida Therapsida Dinocephalia Anteosauria Anteosauridae

  Further Reading

  Cheng, Z., Ji, S., 1996. First record of a primitive anteosaurid dinocephalian from the Upper Permian of Gansu, China, Vert. PalAsiat., 34(2): 123. 

 Synonyms

 







Line drawing of the skull of Sinophoneus yumenensis, dorsal view. After Cheng and Ji, 1996.

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