Named By: Schmidt - 1927.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Cynodontia, Epicynodontia, Galesauridae.
Species: C. suppostus (type).
Known locations: South Africa - Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Cynosaurus is a genus of therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Late Permian, and is perceived to have been similar to Galesaurus. Cynosaurus should not be confused with the genus Cyonosaurus.
- Cranial morphology and phylogenetic analyses of Cynosaurus suppostus (Therapsida, Cynodontia) from the upper Permian of the Karoo Basin, South Africa. - Palaeontologia africana. 52:201-221. - M. J. Van den Brandt & F. Adbala - 2018.