Jonkeria

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Jonkeria known for?

Jonkeria was an extinct animal that lived in the Permian period, about 265 to 260 million years ago.
It was a type of therapsid, a group of mammal-like reptiles that gave rise to modern mammals.
Jonkeria was very large, about 3.5 to 5 meters long, and had a long and low skull with sharp teeth and powerful jaws.
It was probably omnivorous, eating both plants and animals, and may have scavenged on dead carcasses.
Jonkeria belonged to the family Titanosuchidae, which also included Titanosuchus, a similar but more slender animal.
Jonkeria was found in the Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone, a fossil-rich layer in the Karoo Basin of South Africa.
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Where does the Jonkeria live?

Jonkeria is an extinct genus of dinocephalians that lived in the Permian period.

They were very large and omnivorous, and their fossils are found in the Karoo desert of South Africa.

Jonkeria, Jonkeria, you were a mighty beast
You roamed the ancient Karoo with your sharp incisors and canines
You ate both plants and animals, or maybe even carrion
You had a long and low skull, and a robust and stout body

Jonkeria, Jonkeria, you were a tapinocephalian
You shared the land with other therapsids, like Titanosuchus and Moschops
You faced many dangers, like predators and infections
You left behind your bones, for us to study and admire
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What does the Jonkeria look like?

Jonkeria is an extinct genus of dinocephalians, a group of mammal-like reptiles that lived in the Permian period.

Jonkeria was very large and omnivorous, reaching 3 to 5 meters in length.

It had a low, long skull with a wide snout and sharp teeth.

The cheek teeth were small and spoon-shaped, and there was a gap between the canine and the cheek teeth.

The body was robust, the limbs were stout, and the tail was short.

Jonkeria resembled a hippopotamus in appearance and may have fed on plants and carrion.

Jonkeria was found in the Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone of South Africa, and several species have been named, such as J. truculenta, J. ingens, and J. parva.

Jonkeria is closely related to Titanosuchus, another large dinocephalian.
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