Name: Clepsydrops.
Phonetic: Klep-sy-dropz.
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope‭ ‬-‭ ‬1875.
Synonyms: Archaeobelus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Ophiacodontidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬collettii‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬limbatus,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬vinslovii.
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore.
Size: Detail unavailable.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Nova Scotia.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬Illinois‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bond Formation,‭ ‬Oklahoma‭ ‬-‭ ‬Garber Formation,‭ ‬Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Belle Plains Formation.
Time period: Artinskian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Clepsydrops is a genus of ophiacodontid synapsid that lived in North America during the Early Permian.‭ ‬Clepsydrops is noted as being similar to the genus Archaeothyris,‭ ‬and like it,‭ ‬is thought to have been a predator of small animals.‭ ‬One former species of Clepsydrops,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬natalis,‭ ‬has now been re-described as a species of Dimetrodon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On fossil remains of Reptilia and fishes from Illinois.‭ ‬Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia‭ ‬27‭(‬1‭)‬:404-411.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Edward Drinker Cope‭ ‬-‭ ‬1875.


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