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A late Permian captorhinid from Rhodesia. American Museum novitates ; no. 2688

Show simple item record Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US McKenna, Malcolm C. en_US 2005-10-06T18:15:25Z 2005-10-06T18:15:25Z 1979 en_US
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Two partial skulls from the late Permian Madumabisa Mudstone in the Middle Zambezi Basin of Rhodesia belong to the captorhinid genus Protocaptorhinus. Heretofore, Protocaptorhinus has been known only from the early Permian of Texas, whereas Africa has yielded only one other captorhinid, Moradisaurus, from Niger. The Captorhinidae is a monophyletic group (possibly including turtles) with these derived characters: downturned premaxilla, ectopterygoid and tabular absent, medial process of jugal. Protocaptorhinus differs from Romeria in having a shallow median parietal embayment and differs from remaining captorhinids in lacking a retroarticular process"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2688 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2688, 1979 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Captorhinidae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Permian -- Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.title A late Permian captorhinid from Rhodesia. American Museum novitates ; no. 2688 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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