Named By: Robert Broom - 1949.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Biarmosuchia, Burnetiamorpha.
Species: L. pricei (type).
Size: Skull 10 centimetres long, total body size unknown.
Known locations: South Africa - Middleton Formation, Balfour Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull remains of two individuals.
Lemurosaurus is a genus of biarmosuchian therapsid that lived in South Africa during the late Cretaceous. Although Lemurosaurus lived during the late Permian, the genus is still noted as being primitive in form.
- New fossil reptile genera from the Bernard Price Collection. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 21 (1): 187–194. - Robert Broom - 1949.
- A second specimen of Lemurosaurus pricei (Therapsida: Burnetiamorpha). - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23 (3): 631–642. - C. A. Sidor & J. Welman - 2003.