The tetrapod fauna of the upper Permian Naobaogou Formation of China— 4. the diversity of dicynodonts
Abstract The Permian dicynodont records were previously rare in North China, but many dicynodont specimens have been collected from the Naobaogou Formation in Daqingshan area, Nei Mongol since 2009. Among these specimens, seven morphotypes have been identified, and they may represent seven different species: two of them are closely related to Daqingshanodon limbus, three or four are closely related to Jimusaria sinkianensis, and one may be closely related to Turfanodon. This study shows the dicynodonts also have a high diversity at the species level in North China.
Key words Daqingshan area, Nei Mongol; Permian; Naobaogou Formation; Daqingshanodon; Jimusaria; Turfanodon