Name: Lamiasaurus ‭(‬Lamia lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lam-e-ah-sor-us.
Named By: Watson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1914.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Dinocephalia,‭ ‬Titanosuchia‭?‬/Anteosauria‭?
Species: L.‭ ‬newtoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.


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