Named By: Watson - 1914.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Dinocephalia, Titanosuchia?/Anteosauria?
Species: L. newtoni (type).
Known locations: South Africa - Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone.
Time period: Mid Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial jaw fragment.
Lamiasaurus is a little known genus of therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Permian. So far Lamiasaurus is only known by a single jaw fragment, a fragment which some consider too indeterminate to attribute further remains to, making Lamiasaurus a dubious genus (Nomen dubium) in the eyes of many. Further to this, the jaw of Lamiasaurus may be that of a titanosuchian or anteosaur, researchers are split as to which.