Name: Dinogorgon ‭(‬Terrible Gorgon‭)‬.
Phonetic: Dy-noe-gor-gon.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ - ‬1936.
Synonyms: Dinogorgon oudebergensis,‭ ‬Tigrisaurus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Gorgonopsia.
Species: D.‭ ‬rubidgei‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬pricei,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬quinquemolaris.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬32‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Roughly about‭ ‬2meters long on average,‭ ‬depending upon the species.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬quinquemolaris is the largest species at just over two meters long,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬pricei the smallest at around just under two meters long.
Known locations: Tanzania and South Africa.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Remains of three species,‭ ‬mostly of skull material.

       A close relative of the famous Lycaenops,‭ ‬Dinogorgon was a gorgonopsid therapsid that lived In Southern Africa during the Late Permian.‭ ‬With an average size of about‭ ‬two meters long,‭ ‬Dinogorgon was a mid-sized gorgonopsid,‭ ‬certainly a lot smaller than the largest known gorgonopsids such as Inostrancevia.


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