Name: Lycosuchus ‭(‬wolf crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ly-ko-soo-kus.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1903.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia,‭ ‬Lycosuchidae.
Species: L.‭ ‬mackayi,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬vanderrieti.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬23‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Total body length about‭ ‬120‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial remains.

       Lycosuchus was a genus of therocephalia therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Late‭ ‬Permian.‭ ‬Lycosuchus would have been an active predator of other vertebrates,‭ ‬and is particularly noted for having two enlarged canine teeth in each side of the upper jaw.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On an almost perfect skull of a new primtiive theriodont‭ (‬Lycosuchus vanderrieti‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society col14,‭ ‬issue‭ ‬1‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1903.


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