Literature and Web Links


Barrett, P.M. Prosauropod dinosaurs and iguanas: speculations on the diets of extinct reptiles. In: Sues, H. 2000. Evolution of herbivory in terrestrial vertebrates. Cambridge University Press, UK.

Benton, M.J. 2005. Vertebrate palaeontology. 3rd ed. Blackwell publishing, Oxford.

Benton, M.J. 1988. Burrowing by vertebrates. Nature 331, p17-18.

Duvall, D. A new question of pheromones: aspects of possible chemical signalling and reception in mammal-like reptiles. In: Hotton, N., Madean, P.D., Roth, J.J. and Roth, E.C. 1986. The ecology and biology of mammal-like reptiles. Smithsonian Institution Press, London.

Geist, V. 1971. An ecological and behavioural explanation of mammalian characteristics and their implications to therapsid evolution. Saugetierk 37, p1-15.

King, G. 1990. The dicynodonts. A study in palaeobiology. Chapham and Hall, London.

Ray, S. and Chinsamy, A. 2003. Functional aspects of the postcranial anatomy of the Permian Dicynodont Diictodon and their ecological implications. Palaeontology 46, p151-183.

Sullivan, C., Reisz, R. and Smith, R.2002.The Permian mammal like herbivore Diictodon, the oldest known example of sexually dimorphic armament. Proceeding of the Royal Society of London B 270, p173-178.

Thulborn, T. and Turner, S. 2003. The last dicynodont: an Australian Cretaceous relict. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270, p985-993.


Sulinet. Dicynodontia image. []. Image used on title and fossil record and evolution page.

Palaeos. The vertebrates. []. Good descriptions of subgroup species.

Vertebrate Palaeontology. [] Copyright free images.

Wikipedia. Dicynodont. []. Excellent account of main features of anatomy.

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