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Unusual tusks in a new species of dicynodont from the Permian of Brazil

A study, published today in PLOS ONE, examines a beautifully preserved Dicynodont skull from the Permian of Brazil, and with this skull comes a lot of new information and implications regarding the evolutionary relationships of these herbivorous therapsids that existed globally from the Middle Permian through the end of the Triassic. The richest record with regard to abundance and diversity of these organisms is recorded from the...

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Unusual tusks in a new species of dicynodont from the Permian of Brazil

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