Volume 03 1955
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- ItemPalaeontologia africana Volume 3(Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955)
- ItemA study on the skeleton of Diademodon(Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955)In this work the genus Gomphognathus is declared synonymous with the genus Diademodon. The small skeleton of "Microgomphodon", described by Seely in 1895, is recognised as possibly that of a newly "born" Diademodon. The structure of the skull is described in detail. Information was obtained from a wealth of fragmentary skull material belonging to many individuals of different ages. A special section is devoted to dentition and in another section new specimens are described, D. laticeps and D. parringtoni being introduced as new species. In dealing with the skeleton certain aspects of interest are analysed. An answer is sought for the peculiar arrangement of the lumbar ribs. The girdles are dealt with separately and attention is given to the dimensions of the pelvic girdle, in particular with a view to the probability of viviparity. Attention is also given to features which could throw light on aspects such a blood temperature, breathing, and the characteristics of the skin.
- ItemImportant 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.
- ItemForaminifera 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.
- ItemA foraminiferal fauna from the tertiary sediments of Southern Moçambique(Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1955) Smitter, Y. H.A group of foraminifera is recorded from beds in Southern Mocambique of probable Upper Miocene age. The species listed are briefly compared with similar forms found elsewhere in the world. Three new species and one new variety are described.
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