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Dicynodon Skull Replica measures 6.5×5.4×3.3 inches. Dicynodon Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Dicynodon angielczyki is the scientific name. From the collection of: Koltelnich Peleontological Museum in Russia. 255 Million years ago. Upper Permian. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Dicynodontia is a taxon of anomodont therapsids with beginnings in the mid-Permian, which were dominant in the Late Permian, survived the Permian Extinction that wiped out most other therapsids and continued on throughout the Triassic before dying out at the end of the period.
The dicynodont angielczyki skull is highly specialized, light but strong, with the synapsid temporal openings at the rear of the skull greatly enlarged to accommodate larger jaw muscles. The front of the skull and the lower jaw are generally narrow and, in all but a number of primitive forms, toothless. Instead, dicynodont angielczyki front of the mouth is equipped with a horny beak, as in turtles. Dicynodont angielczyki food was processed by the retraction of the lower jaw when the mouth closed, producing a powerful shearing action.
Dicynodon angielczyki was a medium sized and advanced member of the Dicynodont group. It had an average length of 3.9 feet, although size differed among species. Its fossil remains have been found in sediments of latest Permian age in South Africa and Tanzania. The type species is Dicynodon lacerticeps Owen, 1845. A large number of species have since been placed in this genus, some of which turned out to be synonyms of other species, others have been moved to different genera.
Two species of Dicynodon are currently recognized: the type species D. lacerticeps from South Africa and the species D. huenei from Tanzania. Since the genus was first named, over 160 species have been assigned to Dicynodon. A 2011 study of the genus found 11 of these species to be valid, although most are now assigned to other dicynodont genera.
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