Evidence for salt glands in the Triassic reptile Diademodon (Therapsida; Cynodontia)
Grine, F. E.
Gow, C. E.
Kitching, J. W.
Turner, B. R.
Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research
Fossilised skulls of Diademodon exhibit rostral depressions which may have housed salt glands. The possible functions of salt glands in this advanced cynodont are examined. Diademodon appears to have been more reptilian than mammalian in its general physiological organisation.
Diademodon; salt glands; Triassic