Facts about Dicynodonts, an extinct prehistoric animal

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Dicynodonts



Dicynodont
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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Synapsida
  Order Therapsida
  Suborder Anomodontia
  Infraorder Dicynodontia
Dicynodonts were a group of mammal-like reptiles that first appeared in the Permian period about 268 million years ago, and survived through to the Cretaceous period about 105 million years ago. Until recently it was thought that all Dicynodonts died out before the end of the the Triassic period, but recently discovered evidence suggested that they may have survived in southern Gondwana (now Australia) until the Cretaceous period.

During the late Permian period, Dicynodonts were the most successful of land vertebrates, and occupied a range of evolutiontary niches. Many species died out in the Permian-Triassic extinction, but two families survived, and they and their descendents (especially Lystrosaurs) were the most successful herbivores of the early Triassic period.

Dicynodonts vary in size from being about the size of a rat to about the size of a horse, and were all herbivores (plant-eaters). Their bodies are usually short and strong with a short tail but powerful limbs - in larger species the hind limbs are erect, but the front limbs sprawl at the elbow. Additionally, in all but the earliest forms, Dicynodonts have a horny beak.

The name "Dicynodont" was coined by Sir Richard Owen in 1859 and means "two dog teeth". It refers to the two tusks that the animals had.

Dicynodonts Timeline:



Dicynodonts were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammal-like reptiles that lived between 268 and 105 million years ago

Dicynodonts were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammal-like reptiles that lived between 268 and 105 million years ago


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Dicynodonts A Study in Palaeobiology
Springer Verlag Gmbh
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Dicynodonts A Study in Palaeobiology
 
On the Triassic Dicynodonts from Shansi
By C. C. Young

The Geological Society of China
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On the Triassic Dicynodonts from Shansi
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Pp. 19; 9 text-figures (fine line drawings). Original printed green wrappers, lg 8vo. Offprint from: Bulletin of the Geological Society of China, volume 17, no.3 and 4, pages 393-411. Shansi (now Shanxi) is a province in northeastern China. Red name stamp in Chinese on the inside front wrapper.
On some Dicynodont and other Reptile Remains from the Elgin Sandstone. A rare original article from the British Association for the Advancement of Science report, 1892.
By E. T. Newton.

Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 62nd. Meeting, Edinburgh, 1892.
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On some Dicynodont and other Reptile Remains from the Elgin Sandstone. A rare original article from the British Association for the Advancement of Science report, 1892.
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On the Dicynodont Reptilia, with a Description of some Fossil Remains brought by H.R.H. Prince Alfred from South Africa in November 1860.
By Prof. Richard Owen.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1860, Vol 11.
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On the Dicynodont Reptilia, with a Description of some Fossil Remains brought by H.R.H. Prince Alfred from South Africa in November 1860.
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Functional Morphology of the Masticatory Apparatus of Two Dicynodonts (Reptilia, Therapsida), 1978, Postilla, Number 109 : 51 pages with illustrations.
By A. W. and Hotton, N. Crompton

Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
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Functional Morphology of the Masticatory Apparatus of Two Dicynodonts (Reptilia, Therapsida), 1978, Postilla, Number 109 : 51 pages with illustrations.
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Voles and lemmings are the most successful group of graminivorous rodents, but the adaptations allowing them to enter this niche are not fully known. Dissections of the masticatory musculature of the 12 genera and subgenera of North American microtines show an increase in the potential anterior vector component and in the potential vertical vector component of these muscles relative to the molar tooth row. The result is a separation of the compressive and propulsive functions of the masticatory muscles during the power stroke of mastication. This has led to the formulation of a propalinal "swing" hypothesis which is supported by vector analyses of the musculature.
TRIASSIC DICYNODONT REPTILES. PART I. THE NORTH AMERICAN GENUS PLACERIAS. PART II. TRIASSIC DICYNODONTS COMPARED.
By C. & S. Welles Camp

University of California
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TRIASSIC DICYNODONT REPTILES. PART I. THE NORTH AMERICAN GENUS PLACERIAS. PART II. TRIASSIC DICYNODONTS COMPARED.
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TRIASSIC DICYNODONT REPTILES
By C.L.& Welles,S.P. Camp

U.CA
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TRIASSIC DICYNODONT REPTILES
 
THE PANGAEA DICYNODONT 'RECHNISAURUS' AND THE COMPARATIVE BIOSTRATIGRAPHY OF TRIASSIC DICYNODONT FAUNAS.
By C. Barry. Cox

1991)
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A NATURAL CAST OF THE INNER EAR OF A DICYNODONT
By C Barry Cox

Amer Mus Nat Hist
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Two new dicynodonts from the Triassic Ntawere Formation, Zambia, (Bulletin of the British Museum)
By C. Barry Cox

British Museum (Natural History)
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