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The Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone is a geological stratum and a faunal zone of the Beaufort Group, of the South African Karoo. The name refers to Cistecephalus, a genus of small burrowing, mole-like dicynodont, whose fossils have been found in that structure.

















Paleobiota

Synapsids

†Anomodonts

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Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
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Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Cistecephalus C. microrhinus A Cistecephalid Dicynodont

†Biarmosuchians

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Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
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Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Herpetoskylax H. hopsoni A basal Biarmosuchian
Lemurosaurus L. pricei A Burnetiamorph
Paraburnetia P. sneeubergensis A Burnetiamorph

†Gorgonopsians

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Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
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Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Aelurognathus A. tigriceps A Gorgonopsid
Aelurosaurus A. felinus A basal Gorgonopsian
Aloposaurus A. gracilis A basal Gorgonopsian
Arctognathus A. curvimola

A. breviceps

A Gorgonopsid
Arctops A. willistoni A Gorgonopsid
Broomicephalus B. laticeps A Gorgonopsid
Clelandina C. rubidgei

C. scheepersi

A Gorgonopsid
Cyonosaurus C. longiceps A basal Gorgonopsian
Dinogorgon D. rubidgei A Gorgonopsid
Gorgonops G. torvus

G. whaitsi

G. longifrons

A Gorgonopsine Gorgonopsid
Lycaenops Lycaenops ornatus

Lycaenops angusticeps

A Gorgonopsid
Rubidgea R. atrox A Rubidgeine Gorgonopsid
Scylacognathus S. parvus A Gorgonopsid
Sycosaurus S. laticeps A Rubidgeine Gorgonopsid

Sauropsids

†Eosuchians

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Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
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Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Galesphyrus G. capensis A Galesphyrid Eosuchian

†Millerosaurs

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Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
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Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Milleretta M. rubidgei A Millerettid Millerosaur

Procolophonomorphs

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Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
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Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Anthodon A. serrarius A Pumiliopareiasaurian Pareiasaur
Owenetta O. rubidgei An Owenettid

Pareiasuchus

P. nasicornis

P. peringueyi

Jr. synonym of Pareiasaurus

Pumiliopareia P. pricei A Pumiliopareiasaurian Pareiasaur

References

  1. ^ Rubidge, B.S. (2005). "Re-uniting lost continents – Fossil reptiles from the ancient Karoo and their wanderlust". South African Journal of Geology. 108 (1): 135–172. doi:10.2113/108.1.135. 
  2. ^ Selden, P.; and Nudds, J. (2011). "Karoo". Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems (2 ed.). Manson Publishing. pp. 104–122. ISBN 9781840761603. 

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