*SPECIAL NOTE* - Galesuchus has now been found to be a synonym to Eriphostoma. This page remains online for archive purposes.


Name: Galesuchus.
Phonetic:‭ ‬Gal-e-su-kus.
Named By: Sidney H.‭ ‬Haughton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1915.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Gorgonopsidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬gracilis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Detail unavailable.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Mid Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Known from only a partial skull,‭ ‬Galesuchus has in the past been considered to be a dubious genus of gorgonopsid.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Phylogeny and evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a special reference to the skull and skeleton of GPIT‭ ‬/‭ ‬IR‭ ‬/‭ ‬7113‭ (‬Aelurognathus parringtoni‭?)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eva Gebauer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


Random favourites