Euconcordia nom. nov., a replacement name for the captorhinid eureptile Concordia Müller and Reisz, 2005 (non Kingsley, 1880), with new data on its dentition.


  • Robert Reisz University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Yara Haridy Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Johannes MÜLLER Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung



Paleozoic, Amniota, Reptilia, Dental Anatomy


The oldest known captorhinid reptile, and the only Carboniferous representative of this important clade of early eureptiles was named Concordia cunninghami. This was done on the basis of the cranial material from two specimens, but the name is preoccupied by an extant hippolytid crustacean. We therefore coined the new combination, Euconcordia, as a replacement name for this taxon. In addition, the recent significant increases in our understanding of dental anatomy in early amniotes in general, and captorhinid reptiles in particular, has allowed us to reinterpret the anatomy of the marginal and palatal teeth of this taxon.


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Author Biography

Robert Reisz, University of Toronto Mississauga

Distinguished Professor of Paleontology

Professor of Biology


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How to Cite

Reisz, R., Haridy, Y., & MÜLLER, J. (2016). Euconcordia nom. nov., a replacement name for the captorhinid eureptile Concordia Müller and Reisz, 2005 (non Kingsley, 1880), with new data on its dentition. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology, 3.