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Restoration of Oudenodon bainii
Oudenodon latirostris skull

Oudenodon is an extinct genus of dicynodont. It was common throughout southern Africa during the Late Permian. Several species of Oudenodon are known.[2] Both O. bainii, the type species, and O. grandis are known from South Africa.[3][4] Specimens of O. luangwensis have been found from Zambia.[5] One species, O. sakamenensis, is the only therapsid yet known from Madagascar.[6] It is the type genus of the family Oudenodontidae, which includes members such as Tropidostoma.

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References

  1. ^ Boonstra, L. D. (1938). A report of some Karoo reptiles from the Luangwa Valley, Northern Rhodesia. Quaternary Journal of the Geological Society of London 94:371-384.
  2. ^ King, G. (1988). Anomodontia. Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology 17C:1-174.
  3. ^ Owen, R. (1860). On some reptilian fossils from South Africa. Quaternary Journal of the Geological Assotiation of South Africa 67:1-110.
  4. ^ Haughton, S. H. (1917). Investigations in South African fossil reptiles and Amphibia. Part 10. Descriptive catalogue of the Dicynodontia. Annals of the South African Museum 12:127-174.
  5. ^ Keyser, A. W. (1975). A re-evaluation of the cranial morphology and systematics of some tuskless Anomodontia. Memoir of the Geological Society of South Africa 67:1-110.
  6. ^ Mazin, J. M. and King, G. M. (1991). The first dicynodont from the Late Permian of Malagasy. Palaeontology 34:837–842.

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