A new traversodontid cynodont with a peculiar postcanine dentition from the Middle/Late Triassic of Namibia and dental evolution in basal gomphodonts

  title={A new traversodontid cynodont with a peculiar postcanine dentition from the Middle/Late Triassic of Namibia and dental evolution in basal gomphodonts},
  author={Christophe Hendrickx and Leandro C. Gaetano and Jonah N. Choiniere and Helke Mocke and Fernando Abdala},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={1669 - 1706}
We here present a new gomphodont cynodont from the Ladinian/Carnian Upper Omingonde Formation of central Namibia. Etjoia dentitransitus gen. et sp. nov. is a medium-sized (skull length of 88.5 mm) omnivorous gomphodont represented by an almost complete skull and a few cervical vertebrae. This new taxon is diagnosed by divergent first left and right lower incisors that bear large apically inclined denticles, a third lower gomphodont postcanine with a well-separated mesial cingulum, four distal… 
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