Named By: Robert Broom - 1910.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Gorgonopsia.
Species: A. gracilis (type), A. tenuis.
Size: Skull 12 centimetres long. total body length estimate at around 60-70 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa, Karoo Basin.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Based upon a single skull of a possibly juvenile individual. Remains of second species identified.
A fairly small gorgonopsid therapsid, Aloposaurus was represented by only a weather eroded skull until the addition of a second species in 1953. This came about from a study that found another genus called Aloposauroides was actually the same as Aloposaurus.
- Observations on some specimens of South African Fossil Reptiles preserved in the British Museum, Robert broom - 1910.