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Synonyms
  • Cryptodontidae

Cryptodontia is a group of dicynodont therapsids that includes the families Geikiidae, Oudenodontidae, and Rhachiocephalidae. It was first named in 1860 by English paleontologist Richard Owen. Owen intended Cryptodontia to be a family, and the name was later changed to "Cryptodontidae" to reflect this ranking. The name Cryptodontia was restored in 2009 when it was redefined as a larger clade containing several families of dicynodonts.[1]

Classification

Below is a cladogram from Kammerer et al. (2011) showing the phylogenetic placement of Cryptodontia:

Dicynodontia 

Eodicynodon




Pylaecephalidae




Eumantellidae




Endothiodontidae


 Therochelonia 
 Emydopoidea 

Emydopidae




Kingoriidae



Cistecephalidae



Myosauridae




 Bidentalia 
 Cryptodontia 

Rhachiocephalidae




Oudenodontidae



Geikiidae




 Dicynodontoidea 

"Dicynodon"




Lystrosauridae


 Kannemeyeriiformes 

Shansiodontidae



Kannemeyeriidae



Stahleckeriidae



Dinodontosauridae











References

  1. ^ Kammerer, C.F.; Angielczyk, K.D. (2009). "A proposed higher taxonomy of anomodont therapsids" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2018: 1–24.