Named By: C. A. Sidor, J. A. Hopson & A. W. Keyser - 2004.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Biarmosuchia, Burnetiamorpha.
Species: L. mordax (type).
Size: Skull about 15 centimetres long, total body size estimated to be about 80 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa - Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull, mandible (lower jaw) and first four cervical (neck) vertebrae.
Lobalopex is a genus of burnetiamorph biarmosuchian therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Permian. As a burnetiamorph, Lobalopex would have been more closely related to genera such as Lophorhinus and Pachydectes than to Biarmosuchus.
- A New Burnetiamorph Therapsid from the Teekloof Formation, Permian of South Africa. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):938-950. - C. A. Sidor, J. A. Hopson & A. W. Keyser - 2004.