Image: Dicynodont therapsid, Queensland

Dicynodont therapsid, Queensland

Reconstruction of dicynodont therapsid (mammal-like reptile) from Queensland.

Anne Musser
© Australian Museum


Dicynodonts were large plant-eating, mammal-like reptiles (therapsids) that survived the mass extinction event at the end of the Permian. They were on the decline in the Triassic.

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