- ItemThe evolution of the palate in South African Anomodontia and its classificatory significance(Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1953) Toerien, M.J .In this work an attempt is made to find a basis for the classification of the South African Anomodontia, unaffected by sex and age variations. The structure of the palate provided such a basis. The evolution of the palate was followed from the early Endothiodonts, through the genus Dicynodon and other forms formerly referred to this genus, to the more advanced Anomodonts. Of the Endothiodonts the genera Brachyprosopus, Emydopsis and Diaelurodon are transferred to Brachyuraniscus, Emydops and Pristerodon respectively. Three new genera, Broilius, Hueneus and Parringtoniella are described, as well as three new species to existing genera (Emydops kitchingi, Emydops murraysburgensis and Pristerodon buffaloensis). Owen's genus Oudenodon and van Hoepen's genus Daptocephalus are reintroduced and three new species of Dicynodon are described (D. vanderhorsti, D. antjiesfonteinensis and D. schroderi). The evolution of the palate. is followed further to the genera Cistecephalus, Aulacocephalodon, Platycyclops, Kitchingia, Pelanomodon, Lystrosaurus and Kannemeyeria.
- ItemStudies on new specimens of the Gorgonopsia(Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1953) Kitching, J. W.In this paper a list is given of all the described Gorgonopsian genera and species of Africa. The types are listed in a particular order according to dental formulae and age, but attention is drawn to the fact that the number of molars is unreliable for use as a basis for classification. The list also brings out that age or horizons can be very misleading unless localities are registered with greater accuracy. The paper continues with the description of four specimens in the Rubidge Collection. Broomicephalus laticeps and Dracocephalus scheepersi arc described as new genera and species, Dinogorgon oudebergensis as a new species, and the fourth is described as Alopecorhinus rubidgei Broom M.S.S., a name suggested by Broom but never used in publication. Further descriptions are based on specimens in the Bernard Price Institute's collection . Cyniscopoides broomi, Aloposausoides tenuis and Sycocephalus bigendens are described as new genera and species; Rubidgea majora, R. platyrhina, Prorubidgea robusta, Lycaenops alticeps, Aelurognathus minor and Arctops watsoni are described as new species. In addition further information is given on the known genera and species Rubidgea laticeps, Cyniscops Iongiceps, Cynarioides gracilis, Scylacocephalus watermeyeri, Lycaenoides angusticeps and Lycaenops ornatus.
- ItemOn some new Cynognathus Zone specimens(Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1953)This paper describes a number of new specimens recently collected in Cynognathus zone beds, now in the collection of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research. These specimens include two new genera and species, Cistecynodon parvus and Inusitatodon smithi. The former is related to the Galesauridae, but it may perhaps represent a new family of Cynodonts. The latter is a Gomphodont Cynodont. In addition a very perfect specimen of Bauria cynops is described and descriptions based on two other specimens affirm the validity of Broom's genus Cyclogomphodon. The paper also includes a short description of a specimen of Diademodon broomi.