Named By: Langston - 1965.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Pelycosauria, Caseasauria, Eothyrididae.
Species: O. campi (type).
Diet: Probably an insectivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains, skull aproximately 7 centimetres long. Body length from snout to end of hips roughly estimated at about 25 centimetres. Tail length unknown so total body length is also unknown..
Known locations: USA, New Mexico.
Time period: Early Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
Not much is known about Oedaleops other than it was similar to Eothyris, another synapsid that is only known from its skull. Oedaleops has slightly larger canine teeth that are thought to have been of use in capturing small prey like insects.
- Oedaleops campi (Reptilia: Pelycosauria) New Genus and Species from the Lower Permian of New Mexico, and the Family Eothyrididae. - Bulletin of the Texas Memorial Museum 9:1-47. - W. Langston - 1965.
- Do these Early Permian synapsids from Texas and New Mexico form a clade?. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29: 39. - R. R. Reisz, S. J. Godfrey & D. Scott - 2009.
- New Information on the Basal Pelycosaurian-Grade Synapsid Oedaleops. - Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsida. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. - S. S. Sumida, V. Pelletier & D. S. Berman - 2013.