dicynodont


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dicynodont

(daɪˈsɪnəˌdɒnt)
n
(Palaeontology) any of various extinct Triassic mammal-like reptiles having a single pair of tusklike teeth
[C19: from Greek, from di-1 + kuōn dog + -odont]
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Noun1.dicynodont - a kind of therapsid
protomammal, therapsid - probably warm-blooded; considered direct ancestor of mammals
Dicynodontia, division Dicynodontia - a division of Therapsida
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One group of therapsids are the dicynodonts. Researchers have discovered fossils from a new genus of gigantic dicynodont.
Christian Kammerer, a dicynodont specialist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences not involved in the find, said the size of Lisowicia was "startling."
1992) and the as-yet-undescribed pelvic bones of a large dicynodont (Tim Fedak, personal communication).
Other topics include an overview of the tectonic and palaeogeographical evolution of the area; silhouette and palaeoecology of Mesozoic trees; the Later Permian dicynodont fauna from Laos; the Mesozoic red bed sequences; and the palynology and stratigraphy of the Mesozoi Khorat Group red bed sequences from Thailand.
New specimens of the tanzanian dicynodont "Cryptocynodon przmngtoni" von Huene, 1942 (Therapsida, Anomodontia), with an expanded analysis of Permian dicynodont phylogeny.
The cranial morphology of the dicynodont genus Lystrosaurus.
They unearthed fossilized remains belonging to a previously unknown species of dicynodont, herbivores whose size ranged from small borrowers to large grazers, and who were mostly toothless.
"This discovery is doubly important because there are at least seven or eight individuals of dicynodonts, the ancestors of mammals, the size of an ox," he said.
Scientists announced the surprising discovery in Poland of fossils of a four-legged beast called Lisowicia bojani that demonstrated that dinosaurs were not the only behemoths on Earth at that time and that the group of mammal-like reptiles to which Lisowicia belonged, called dicynodonts, did not die out as long ago as previously believed.
Though some dinosaurs, such as a theropod called Coelophysis (D), did live in the late Triassic, they did not rule the landscape, Existing non-dinos included large armored herbivores called aetosaurs (C and E), mammal-like reptiles known as dicynodonts (A), land-dwelling ancestors of today's crocodiles (B), salamander-like amphibians (G) and other aquatic predators (F and H).
The fossilised footprint was left by a lizard called dicynodonts, which roamed the earth before the dinosaurs.