Friday, August 13, 2021

Kannemeyeria erithrea Dicynodont Fossil Skull


The image of this mammal-like skull fossil cast was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City in July 2018. This dicynodont is called Kannemeyeria erithrea. The genus was named for Daniel Rossouw Kannemeyer (1843-1925). It was found by H. F. Donner in 1952 at Cape Providence, South Africa. The fossil dates to the Triassic Period (230 million years ago). Specimen number is AMNH 7512.