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Preliminary phylogenetics and biogeographic history of the Pliocene seal, Homiphoca capensis from Langebaanweg, South Africa
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A phylogenetic analysis of the Langebaanweg seals was undertaken to better understand their relationships and island hopping is proposed as a means for phocid seal migration to South Africa. Expand
Dicynodont postcrania from the Triassic of Namibia and their implication for the systematics of Kannemeyeriiforme dicynodonts
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Inclusion of the new postcranial data in a cladistic analysis of Triassic dicynodonts resolves the position of D. primaevus as a member of Sinokannemeyeriidae and causes an enigmatic unnamed postc Cranial taxon from equivalently aged beds in South Africa to fall within the Sinokanemeyeridae. Expand
The Postcranial Skeleton of the Lower Jurassic Tritylodon Longaevus from Southern Africa
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This analysis shows that T. longaevus shares many postcranial features with other tritylodontids that distinguish them from other non-mammaliaform cynodonts, and the correlation between taxon size and postc Branium anatomical traits is briefly explored, showing that few morphological differences among species correlate with size. Expand
Anatomical and landmark morphometric analysis of fossil phocid seal remains from Langebaanweg, West Coast of South Africa
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The results of the postcranial and cranial analyses suggest the presence of two or possibly three seal taxa at Langebaanweg, indicating a greater diversity of pinnipeds at LBW than previously appreciated. Expand
The postcranial skeleton of the basal tapinocephalid dinocephalian Tapinocaninus pamelae (Synapsida: Therapsida) from the South African Karoo Supergroup
Dinocephalians form an important component of the Guadalupian basal therapsid faunas of Pangaea. Most research undertaken on this clade has focused on the skull while postcranial research has lagged,Expand
Shark-Cetacean trophic interaction, Duinefontein, Koeberg, (5 Ma), South Africa
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The damage described on the fragmentary cetacean bones was compared with similar damage observed on fossils from Langebaanweg, a Mio-Pliocene site on the west coast of South Africa, and data present in the literature showed that the damage was the result of shark bites. Expand
EARLY PLIOCENE (5 MA) SHARK–CETACEAN TROPHIC INTERACTION FROM LANGEBAANWEG, WESTERN COAST OF SOUTH AFRICA
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Damage to the bone surfaces of cetacean fossils was not pathological as evident on the fossil seals from this site; the current study documents the damage and attempts to provide a parsimonious explanation. Expand
Re-evaluation of the postcranial skeleton of the Triassic dicynodont Kannemeyria simocephalus from the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone (Subzone B) of South Africa
INTRODUCTION Kannemeyeria simocephalus is a medium to large dicynodont from the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone of the South Africa. Hancox et al. (1995) noted that it is limited to the middle part ofExpand
New Fossils of Mellivora benfieldi (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae) from Langebaanweg, ‘E’ Quarry (South Africa, Early Pliocene): Re-Evaluation of the African Neogene Mellivorines
ABSTRACT We describe abundant new remains of the medium-sized mustelid Mellivora benfieldi from the early Pliocene site of Langebaanweg (South Africa). The specimens are from the Muishond FonteinExpand
Pathologies in the Early Pliocene phocid seals from Langebaanweg, South Africa
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The majority of the ailments were forms of osteoarthritis, although periodontitis and osteomyelitis were also evident, and some bones also showed healed fractures, suggesting that the individuals survived the traumatic event. Expand
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