Rediscovery of the holotype of Clelandina major Broom, 1948 (Gorgonopsia: Rubidgeinae) with implications for the identity of this species

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dc.contributor.author Kammerer, Christian F.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-11T08:33:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-11T08:33:24Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.issn 2410-4418
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23480
dc.description.abstract No specimen number was given for the holotype of the rubidgeine gorgonopsian species Clelandina major Broom, 1948 in its original description. Historically, a specimen in the Rubidge Collection (RC 94) was considered to represent Broom’s type specimen for C. major. However, recent study has revealed that the holotype of C. major is in fact a different specimen in the McGregor Museum in Kimberley (MMK 5031). The morphology of this specimen is consistent with the genus Clelandina, contra work based on RC 94 that considered C. major referable toAelurognathus. Clelandina major is here considered synonymous with the type species Clelandina rubidgei.MMK5031 represents only the fifth known specimen of this rare and unusual gorgonopsian. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (KA 4133/1-1). en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Evolutionary Studies Institute en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright 2017 Christian F. Kammerer en_ZA
dc.subject Synapsida en_ZA
dc.subject Therapsida en_ZA
dc.subject Gorgonopsia en_ZA
dc.subject Permian en_ZA
dc.subject holotype en_ZA
dc.subject taxonomy en_ZA
dc.title Rediscovery of the holotype of Clelandina major Broom, 1948 (Gorgonopsia: Rubidgeinae) with implications for the identity of this species en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 52 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Palaeontologia africana en_ZA
dc.description.librarian JNC en_ZA


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