Name: Galechirus.
Phonetic: Gal-e-ky-russ.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1907.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Anomodontia.
Species: G.‭ ‬scholtzi‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭‭ ‬G.‭ ‬whaitsi.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Abrahamskraal Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       Usually identified as an anomodont,‭ ‬Galechirus has also been considered by some to possibly represent a dicynodont.‭ In general appearance,‭ ‬Galechirus seems to have looked more like a regular lizard than your typical therapsid,‭ ‬which may indicate the Galechirus‭ ‬genus was a late surviving primitive form.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On Some New Fossil Reptiles from the Karroo Beds of Victoria West,‭ ‬South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society‭ ‬18:31-42.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1907.


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