Name: Caodeyao ‭(‬named after the village of Caodeyao‭)‬.
Phonetic: Cow-de-yow.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Liu‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia,‭ ‬Eutherocephalia.
Species: C.‭ ‬liuyufengi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype skull roughly about‭ ‬13.6‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Naobaogou Formation.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬mandible and partial humerus.

       Caodeyao is a genus of therocephalian therapsid that lived in Asia during the late Permian.‭ ‬Like other therocephalians,‭ ‬the jaw structure and teeth of Caodeyao strongly suggest that it would have been a predator,‭ ‬perhaps attacking other small to medium sized therapsids.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The tetrapod fauna of the upper Permian Naobaogou Formation of China:‭ ‬5.‭ ‬Caodeyao liuyufengi gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a new peculiar therocephalian.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ.‭ ‬8:‭ ‬e9160.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Liu‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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