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- n. Any member of the Varanopidae.
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Late last year, paleontologist Sean Modesto and colleagues described the last known member of the archaic synapsid dynasty - a roughly 260 million year old creature known as a varanopid, found in the strata of South Africa.
The last "pelycosaur": a varanopid synapsid from the Pristerognathus Assemblage Zone, Middle Permian of South Africa Naturwissenschaften, 98 12, 1027-1034 DOI: