Dicynodon Grimbeeki Skull Replica


Diictodon is an extinct genus of pylaecephalid dicynodont that lived during the Late Permian period, approximately 255 million years ago. Fossils have been found in the Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone of the Luangwa Basin in Zambia.


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Dicynodon Grimbeeki, two dog-teeth or Diictodon Feliceps is a type of dicynodont therapsid that flourished during the upper Permian period. It was a herbivorous. Dicynodon Grimbeeki was toothless, except for prominent tusks which it probably cropped vegetation with a horny beak, much like a tortoise.

Dicynodon was a medium-sized and advanced member of the Dicynodont group. It had an average length of 1.2 meters (3.9 ft), although size differed among species. Its fossil remains have been found in sediments of latest Permian age in South Africa and Tanzania.

Dicynodon Grimbeeki or Diictodon Feliceps had disproportionally large heads that ended in a horny beak. Both males and females had a pair of tusks sticking out from the upper jaw, with those of the male being slightly larger.

Dicynodon had strong arms and legs, as well as 5 sharp claws on each hand, and may have had keen senses of smell and sight. Their gait was similar to the ‘high walk’ of crocodiles.

Their jaws were also simplified, with some of the bones dedicated instead to hearing, considered a key sign of mammalian adaptation. Dicynodon Grimbeeki also had many adaptations for digging, such as highly developed muscles, a cylindrical body, and wide hands.

As a therapsid, Dicynodon Grimbeeki or Diictodon Feliceps shared many features with modern-day mammals. Most noticeably, they made burrows into the earth. These burrows could be up to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) deep. Many scientists believe that Dicynodon lived like the modern gopher.

Their burrows could have been used to escape the heat of the desert, which was the dominant environment on the continent of Pangaea in the Late Permian Period. Inside these burrows, nests have been found, where Dicynodon Grimbeeki or Diictodon Feliceps skeletons are present.

They constituted of quite a gregarious lifestyle with numerous burrows in 500 square meters of space. However, their burrows were unconnected and did not form any large colonies.

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Suborder: Anomodontia
Clade: Chainosauria
Clade: Dicytodontia

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Dicynodon Grimbeeki Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Therapsida
Infraorder: †Dicynodontia
Stem group: †Bidentalia
Superfamily: †Dicynodontoidea
Family: †Dicynodontidae
Genus: †Dicynodon