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Therapsida

DICYNODON
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Meaning Of Name: Double Dog-Tooth
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Anomodontia; Family Dicynodontidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone IV, 245 million years ago
Locality: Sokolki, Malaya Severnaya (Small North) Dvina River near Archangel'sk, Northern Russia
Cast Size: 25cm in length

Skull of a herbivorous dicynodont. With the exception of its prominent tusks, this animal was toothless.

Much like a turtle, it cropped vegetation with a horny beak. Dicynodonts were one of the more successful of the later therapsids, persisting until the very end of the Triassic.