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Gephyrosaurus

Gephyrosaurus is a genus of early rhynchocephalian first described and named in 1980 by Susan E. Evans. They are distantly related to the extant Sphenodon with which they shared a number of skeletal features including a large tooth row along the side of the palatine bone and posterior process of the dentary bone. The type species, G. bridensis, lived during Early Jurassic in Wales, UK. Whiteside & Duffin (2017) described the second species, G. evansae, known from a partial maxilla recovered from Late Triassic (Rhaetian) fissure fills in Carboniferous Limestone in Somerset. The primitive cranial features of this organism places it within the order of Eosuchia.
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