Named By: Robert Broom - 1936.
Synonyms: Dinogorgon oudebergensis, Tigrisaurus.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Gorgonopsia.
Species: D. rubidgei (type), D. pricei, D. quinquemolaris.
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.