Osteology of Andescynodon (Cynodontia, Traversodontidae) from the Middle Triassic of Argentina. (American Museum novitates, no. 3674)
New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History.
All available specimens of Andescynodon mendozensis and Rusconiodon mignonei are examined and restudied, and the latter species is regarded as a junior synonym of the former. The postcranial skeleton of this species is described for the first time; it generally shows primitive features of traversodontids. Andescynodon mendozensis is a small- to medium-sized traversodontid characterized by 9~11 upper postcanines in adults (fewer in larger individuals), the transverse ridge of upper postcanines lying anteriorly on the tooth, paracanine fossa penetrating the skull roof in adult; it is differentiated from Pascualgnathus by relatively flatten skull, shorter and narrower temporal region, presence of four rather than three upper incisors.
19 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. "November 30, 2009." Includes bibliographical references (p. 19).
Andescynodon mendozensis., Reptiles, Fossil., Triassic., Argentina.