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- Permian. The latest gorgonopsians, Rubidgeinae, were the most robust of the group and could produce especially powerful bites. Gorgonopsians are thought to...
- large size among gorgonopsians, rivaled only by the South African genus Rubidgea, the latter having a roughly similar size. Gorgonopsians were skeletally...
- (Guadalupian) but the anomodont dicynodonts as well as the theriodont gorgonopsians and therocephalians flourished, being joined at the very end of the...
- therapsids which appeared during the Middle Permian and which includes the gorgonopsians and the eutheriodonts, itself including the therocephalians and the...
- gorgonopsid therapsids known only from Africa. They were among the largest gorgonopsians, and their fossils are common in the Cistecephalus and Daptocephalus...
- terribleā€. Rubidgea is part of the gorgonopsian subfamily Rubidgeinae, a derived group of large-bodied gorgonopsians restricted to the Late Permian (Lopingian)...
- to be one of the earliest-diverging gorgonopsians, after Nochnitsa, also from Kotelnich. All other gorgonopsians appear to belong to two, later-diverging...
- the extinction of the large herbivorous pareiasaurs and carnivorous gorgonopsians left those ecological niches empty. Some were filled by the surviving...
- however, most gorgonopsians probably lacked the other specializations found in true saber-toothed predator ecomorphs. Two gorgonopsians, Smilesaurus and...
- than other gorgonopsians. It quickly became apparent that the species is no more related to these same cynodonts than the other gorgonopsians, and in 1940...