cynodont


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small carnivorous reptiles

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The traversodontid cynodont Arctotraversodon plemmyridon is only known from a few specimens, unlike its close relative Boreogomphodon jeffersoni, which tends to be common where present.
Cynodontipus was originally considered the track of a hirsute cynodont (Ellenberger 1976), but is now known to represent a tetrapod burrow (unpublished work by PEO, Mohammed Et-Touhami, and Jessica Whiteside).
Co-author Dr Jennifer Botha-Brink of the National Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa said that during the Triassic, the cynodonts split into two groups, the cynognathians and the probainognathians.
Rowe began scanning skulls from the reptilian ancestors of mammals, cat-size creatures called cynodonts.
This reconstruction is strongly supported by the presence of ridges for respiratory turbinals in at least three cynodont taxa, which indicate that the ventilation and concomitant respiration rates of these animals were indeed increased significantly.
Cynodont postcranial anatomy and the "prototherian" level of mammalian organization.
The primitive cynodont Procynosuchus: functional anatomy of the skull and relationships.
Aspects of the structure and functional anatomy of the Middle Triassic cynodont Luangwa.
The most common tetrapod fossils are teeth referable to small ornithischians and possible theropods, followed by bones and osteoderms of Protosuchus, and bones of cynodont therapsids including a tritylodontid dentary and limb bones.
This specimen is referable to the tritylodontid cynodont Oligokyphus based on the presence of two longitudinal rows with three distinct cusps each on the molariform.
First record of the tritylodontid cynodont Oligokyphus and cynodont postcranial bones from the McCoy Brook Formation of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Although two different groups of very mammal-like non-mammalian cynodonts are known from the McCoy Brook Formation, no diagnostic skeletal remains of mammaliaforms have yet been recorded from this unit.
In the tropical zone where the mammal-relative traversodont cynodonts lived, monsoon-like rains fell twice a year.
Smith & Kitching (1997) reported a bed of pedogenic nodule conglomerate rich in terrestrial vertebrate remains, including skulls and partial skeletons of cynodonts, in floodplain deposits of Lower Jurassic age in South Africa, which they likewise attributed to a regional base level drop.
Among the remains, the researchers identified seven previously unknown species, including four cynodonts, which were the earliest mammal-like reptiles, and one rynchosaur, a parrot-beaked reptile of a group that disappeared shortly after dinosaurs emerged.