Named By: Robert Broom - 1925.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Biarmosuchia.
Species: L. longiceps (type).
Known locations: South Africa, Karoo basin - Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Skulls.
has occasionally been considered to be a gorgonopsid,
analysis firmly places Lycaenodon as a
biarmosuchian theraspid. Like
others of its kind, Lycaenodon would have been a
predator of other
Lycaenodon should not be confused with the similarly named gorgonopsid Lycaenops that was also named By Robert Broom in 1925.
- The Naris and Palate of Lycaenodon longiceps (Therapsida: Biarmosuchia), with Comments on Their Early Evolution in the Therapsida. - Journal of Paleontology vol 77 no. 5 pp. 977-984 - Christian A. Sidor - 2003.