Named By: E. T. Newton - 1893.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Dicynodontia, Geikiidae.
Species: G. elginensis.
Known locations: Scotland - Cutties Hillock Sandstone Formation.
Time period: Changhsingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Geikia is a genus of dicynodont known to have lived in Scotland during the latest stage of the Permian. Like other dicynodonts Geikia would have been a plant eater with two prominent tusks projecting down from the upper jaw.
- On some New Reptiles from the Elgin Sandstones. - Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 184:431-503. - E. T. Newton - 1893