A partial skeleton of the tritheledontid Pachygenelus (Therapsida: Cynodontia)

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dc.contributor.author Gow, Chris E
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-09T13:18:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-09T13:18:48Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16367
dc.description.abstract Tritheledontids are advanced cynodonts that are considered the sister group of Mammalia. To date the postcranial skeleton has remained largely unknown, so that cladistic analyses are based on cranial characters only. This paper describes a specimen of the tritheledontid Pachygenelus which has most of the skull and vertebral column, a complete shoulder girdle, and most of the forelimb. The girdle and limb are closely comparable to those of Massetognathusand Eozostrodon, and unlike these elements in tritylodontids, which are more derived for fossorial specialisations. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Council's Research Committee, University of the Witwatersrand; National Research Foundation (NRF); Palaeo-Anthropology Scientific Trust (PAST) en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.subject Therapsida en_ZA
dc.subject Pachygenelus en_ZA
dc.subject postcranial skeleton en_ZA
dc.title A partial skeleton of the tritheledontid Pachygenelus (Therapsida: Cynodontia) en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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