S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




De Villiers, Mr C J (fossil collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Mr C.J. de Villiers donated a nearly complete skeleton of the Karoo fossil reptile Endothiodon bathystoma to the South African Museum, Cape Town, in 1903. The species had been described by R. Owen* in 1876, and belongs to the Order Anomodontida of the Class Synapsida. The structure and affinities of the Endothiodont reptiles were described by R. Broom* in 1905.


List of sources:
Brink, A.S. Illustrated bibliographical catalogue of the Synapsida. Pretoria: Geological Survey, Handbook 10 (background information only).

Cape of Good Hope. Report of the trustees of the South African Museum, 1903.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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