cynodont


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small carnivorous reptiles

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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considered the track of a hirsute cynodont (Ellenberger 1976), but is now known to represent a tetrapod burrow (unpublished work by PEO, Mohammed Et-Touhami, and Jessica Whiteside).
(2011) argued that the procolophoniddominated Late Triassic tetrapod assemblages from the Newark Supergroup existed under semi-arid climatic conditions, whereas more or less coeval communities dominated by traversodontid cynodonts from Virginia and North Carolina appear to have been restricted to a narrow equatorial zone with more humid conditions.
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.
The primitive cynodont Procynosuchus: functional anatomy of the skull and relationships.
Aspects of the structure and functional anatomy of the Middle Triassic cynodont Luangwa.
Several newly prepared fossil specimens are described, which suggest that respiratory turbinals did, in fact, occur among therocephalians and cynodonts, two groups of advanced therapsids.
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.
In the tropical zone where the mammal-relative traversodont cynodonts lived, monsoon-like rains fell twice a year.
The process of development can be traced by following the evolution of pelycosaurs (animals with spiked sails on their backs that resembled large Komodo dragons) to cynodonts, whose jaws and related muscular features were much closer to those of mammals.
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.