海豚頜獸屬

海豚頜獸屬學名Delphinognathus)是已滅絕合弓綱的一屬,屬於恐頭獸亞目貘頭獸科,化石發現於南非開普省卡魯盆地[1]。化石是一個頭顱骨標本,是由地質學家Thomas Bain所發現,並在1892年由古動物學家哈利·絲萊所敘述、命名。屬名意為「海豚的頜部」[2]。雖然化石的保存狀況不佳,但哈利·絲萊認為牠們是種爬行動物(在當時,合弓綱仍屬於爬行動物)[2]。在貘頭獸科中,海豚頜獸是唯一眼眶位在頭顱骨後半段的屬[3]

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化石时期:卡匹敦期
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科学分类 编辑
界: 动物界 Animalia
门: 脊索动物门 Chordata
纲: 合弓纲 Synapsida
演化支 獸孔類 Therapsida
演化支 真兽孔类 Eutherapsida
亚目: 恐头兽亚目 Dinocephalia
下目: 貘头兽下目 Tapinocephalia
科: 貘头兽科 Tapinocephalidae
属: 海豚颌兽属 Delphinognathus
Seeley, 1892
模式種
海豚頜獸
Delphinognathus conocephalus

Seeley, 1892

參考文獻编辑

  1. ^ The Mammal-like Reptiles of South Africa and the Origin of Mammals; page 352. By Robert Broom; Published 1932, H. F. & G. Witherby. Retrieved on 2008-07-11
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 On Delphinognathus conocephalus (Seeley) from the Middle Karoo Beds, Cape Colony. H.G. Seeley; Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society: 469–475. 1892 [2008-07-11]. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1892.048.01-04.31.  |volume=被忽略 (帮助)
  3. ^ Collected papers By Lieuwe D. Boonstra. Published 1962. Original from the University of California. Retrieved on 2008-07-11
  • Collected papers By William King Gregory. Published 1950. Original from the University of California.
  • Palaeontologia Africana By Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research. Published 1953, The Institute.
  • Text-book of paleontology By Karl Alfred von Zittel, Charles Rochester Eastman, Arthur Smith Woodward, Max Schlosser, Lucy Peck Bush, Marguerite L. Engler, Marguerite Louise Engler Schwarzman. Translated by Lucy Peck Bush, Marguerite L. Engler. Published 1925, Macmillan Publishers
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa By Royal Society of South Africa. Published 1925, Royal Society of South Africa

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