On the Prowl — the Larger Therocephalian Hunters
Big therocephalian predators would have focused on large prey but, like their gorgonopsid rivals, wouldn't have been adverse to an easy snack.
Pristerognathus' latest kill, little Kingoria ( Kingori, Tanzania 13cm skull), was a rare dicynodont built for speed – revealed by this animal's more upright hindleg
stance for extra motive power. Alas, for poor Kingoria, being fleet-footed just wasn't enough this time!
The feeding dicynodonts are 200 kg Aulacephalodon ( 'furrow head' 20cm skull). Aulacephalodon's head, which was ugly even by dicy-
nodont standards, was half-again wider than it was long. Larger still was Endothiodon ( 'found in sulphur' - 38cm-50cm skull ) – another tuskless, toothed dicynodont.
Endothiodon probably fed by using its lower beak to rake up low-growing plant material from the ground.