(named after the village of Caodeyao).
Named By: J. Liu & F. Abdala - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Therocephalia, Eutherocephalia.
Species: C. liuyufengi (type).
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.
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
attacking other small to medium sized therapsids.
- 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.