Named By: Robert Broom - 1937.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Eupelycosauria, Varanopidae, Varanodontinae.
Species: E. longiceps (type).
Known locations: South Africa - Abrahamskraal Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.
Elliotsmithia is a little known genus of pelycosaur that was initially described from the study of a partial skull.
- A further contribution to our knowledge of the fossil reptiles of the Karroo. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107(3):299-318. - Robert Broom - 1937.
- Anatomy and relationships of Elliotsmithia longiceps Broom, a small synapsid (Eupelycosauria: Varanopseidae) from the Late Permian of South Africa. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18 (3): 602–611. - R. R. Reisz, D. W. Dilkes & D. S. Berman - 1998.