The Moroccan diplocaulid: the last lepospondyl, the single one on Gondwana

  title={The Moroccan diplocaulid: the last lepospondyl, the single one on Gondwana},
  author={D. Germain},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={39 - 4}
  • D. Germain
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • Historical Biology
  • Diplocaulus minimus Dutuit, 1988, the diplocaulid lepospondyl from the Late Permian of the Argana Basin (Morocco) is revised based on a redescription of the type material, together with a description of recently found specimens. The revised specimens, previously reported to Diplocaulus, prove to be more closely related to the genus Diploceraspis. These animals exhibit a peculiar asymmetry of the skull. They are the only known Gondwanian lepospondyls and their unique co-occurrence with… CONTINUE READING
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