Named By: Schmidt - 1927.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Cynodontia, Epicynodontia, Galesauridae.
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.