Permian Colobomycter Tooth #1

$25.00

Fossil Reptile Collection

1 in stock

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Description

  • Colobomycter
  • Permian Age
  • Admiral Formation
  • Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Specimen measures approx. 3/16″ long and will come in the 1.25″ Gem Jar as Shown

Colobomycter is an extinct genus of small parareptile known from the Early Permian of Oklahoma. The genus was first described from fossil remains in 1958, at which time it was believed to represent a synapsid, specifically, a pelycosaur. However, the discovery of new material and reexamination of the holotype led to its reclassification as a member of the Eureptilia. More recent studies indicate that Colobomycter is properly placed within the amniote clade Parareptilia, closely related to the taxon Acleistorhinus. Together, the two taxa form the Family Acleistorhinidae.