A new captorhinid reptile, Gansurhinus qingtoushanensis, gen. et sp. nov., from the Permian of China

  title={A new captorhinid reptile, Gansurhinus qingtoushanensis, gen. et sp. nov., from the Permian of China},
  author={Robert R. Reisz and Jun Liu and Jin-ling Li and Johannes M{\"u}ller},
Captorhinids, a clade of Paleozoic reptiles, are represented by a rich fossil record that extends from the Late Carboniferous into the Late Permian. Representatives of this clade dispersed from the equatorial regions of Laurasia into the temperate regions of Pangea during the Middle and Late Permian. This rich fossil record shows that there was an evolutionary trend from faunivorous to omnivorous and herbivorous feeding habits within this clade. The discovery of well-preserved captorhinid… 
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