Procynosuchus skeleton

Tom Kemp

Zambian therapsids

Localities yielding therapsid fossils are rare, and mainly occur in parts of southern Africa. My early Cambridge work was on specimens in the Tanganyikan collection made by Dr F.R. Parrington in the 1930ís. In 1974, I led my own expedition to the Luangwa Valley of Zambia, where Phil Powell and I collected over a hundred therapsid specimens, of very variable quality.

Dicynodon sp.