Named By: M. F. Ivakhnenko - 1990.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Biarmosuchian, Niaftasuchidae.
Species: N. zekkeli (type).
Size: Skull reconstructed to be about nine centimetres long.
Known locations: Russia, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
Time period: Wordian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.
Niaftasuchus is a genus of biarmosuchian therapsid that lived in Russia during the mid/late Permian. At the time of writing Niaftasuchus is only known from a partial skull, but as a biarmosuchian, Niaftasuchus would be expected to have been a predator. Given the small size of the skull, Niaftasuchus would have probably been a predator of smaller animals.
- The late Paleozoic faunal assemblage of tetrapods from deposits of the Mezen River Basin. - Paleontological Journal 24:76–84. - M. F. Ivakhnenko - 1990.