Volume 03 1955

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    Important new Anomodontia
    (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955) Toerien, M. J.
    In this paper descriptions are given of three new Anomodont specimens, to which reference was made in another paper on convergent trends in this group. These specimens are introduced as Propelanomodon devilliersi and Proaulacocephalodon miltoni, both new genera and species, and Dicynodon daptocephaloides, a new species.
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    Foraminifera from the Upper Cretaceous beds occurring near Itongazi River, Natal.
    (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955) Smitter, Y. H.
    A small collection of foraminifera is described from the Upper Cretaceous beds occurring near the Itongazi river, Natal. One of the described species is new. The age of the fauna is demonstrated as Maestrichtian by briefly comparing local forms to similar index forms occurringc in Europe and North America where definite age relationships have been established.
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    Note on a very tiny specimen of Thrinaxodon liorhinus
    (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955) Brink, A. S.
    This paper describes a specimen of Thrinaxodon liorhinus, evidently a mature female, with a very tiny specimen closely associated with it in the same nodule. Attention is largely given to tooth replacement. The conclusion arrived at is that Thrinaxodon has not yet reached that stage in evolution where light is thrown on the development of the typical mammalian arrangement of dental succession.
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    Une clavicule et un nouveau fragment mandibulaire d'Australopithecus Prometheus
    (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955) Boné, Edouard L.
    An acromial fragment of a collar.-bone of Australopithecus prometheus was found at the Limeworks Cave, Makapansgat (N. Transvaal). This specimen, which is the first ever discovered of the Australopithecine clavicle, is described and compared with both human (fossil and recent) and anthropoid bones. A left fragment of a lower jaw with a perfectly preserved and moderately worn third molar of the Makapan ape-man, found during the same sorting operation of the dumps (April 1955), is discussed here: size and pattern emphasize the homogeneity of the prometheus finds, their close relationship to Teianthropus, and their human affinity.