REDESCRIPCIÓN DEL CRÁNEO Y RECONSIDERACIÓN DE LA VALIDEZ DE CYNOGNATHUS MINOR (EUCYNODONTIA-CYNOGNATHIDAE) DEL TRIÁSICO INFERIOR DE MENDOZA

Fernando Abdala

Abstract


"A redescription of the skull of the only known South American cynognathid is presented. The specimen is compared with the African representatives of this family. There are no features which could be used to consider the South American form as a different species, because the alleged diagnostic characters could be alternatively interpreted as ontogenetic variations. The family Cistecynodontidae (new status) is proposed herein to incJude
Cistecynodon parvus. This cynodont has peculiar skull features which justify its separation from the other known cynodontian families."

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