Named By: C. A. Sidor & P. J. Hancox - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Cynodontia.
Species: E. kersteni (type).
Known locations: South Africa - Elliot Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Elliotherium is a genus of cynodont that lived in South Africa during the late Triassic. Elliotherium is named after the Elliot formation where the holotype fossil was recovered from and combined with the word ‘therium’ which translates to English as ‘beast’.
- Elliotherium kersteni, a new tritheledontid from the lower Elliot Formation (Upper Triassic) of South Africa. - Journal of Paleontology 80(2):333-342. - C. A. Sidor & P. J. Hancox - 2006.