Replacement names for the therapsid genera Criocephalus Broom 1928 and Olivieria Brink 1965.
Kammerer, Christian F.
Sidor, Christian A.
Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research
Our knowledge of premammalian synapsid evolutionary history has benefited from over a hundred years of fossil collecting, especially within the Permo-Triassic sediments of South Africa's Beaufort Group (Rubidge 1995) and the Cis-Ural region of Eastern Europe (Ivachnenko et al. 1997). In the course of our research and discussions we have discovered several errors in the present state of non-mammalian synapsid taxonomy. Here we propose emendations concerning the genera Criocephalus Broom 1928 and Olivieria Brink 1965.
therapsid; Criocephalus; Olivieria