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Panchetocynodon (free pdf!)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

In case some DML members are interested, the pdf for Panchetocynodon,
a new Triassic cynodont from India, can be downloaded at:

http://www.geosocindia.org/abstracts/2012/feb/p175-180.pdf

D. P. Das and Abir Gupta (2012)
New cynodont record from the lower Triassic Panchet Formation, Damodar valley.
Earth and Environmental Science Journal of the Geological Society of
India 79(2): 175-180
DOI: 10.1007/s12594-012-0022-2
http://www.springerlink.com/content/u85484576365lp51/


This paper reports the find of a new non-mammalian cynodont from the
Lower Triassic Panchet Formation of the Damodar valley, West Bengal,
India. The fossil, recovered from a clay pellet rich calcareous
sandstone bed, is a part of left lower jaw having five post canines
that are damaged to various extents. A combination of mammal-like
advanced characters such as much enlarged dentary, reduced post
dentary bones, high coronoid process, large masseteric fossa, each
post canine with a large central cusp flanked by a distal and a mesial
accessory cusps with two additional lingually positioned cingular
cusps, incipient root division and clearly demarcated crown-root
juncture prompted to erect a new taxon Panchetocynodon damodarensis
gen. et sp. nov.