Named By: R. R. Reisz, A. R. H. LeBlanc, C. A. Sidor, D. Scott & W. May - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Captorhinidae.
Species: O. carrolli (type).
Known locations: USA, Oklahoma - Garber Formation.
Time period: Early Permian.
Fossil representation: Articulated skeletons of several individuals.
Opisthodontosaurus is a genus of captorhinid reptile that lived in what is now Oklahoma during the Permian.
- A new captorhinid reptile from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma showing remarkable dental and mandibular convergence with microsaurian tetrapods. - The Science of Nature 102(9-10):50. - R. R. Reisz, A. R. H. LeBlanc, C. A. Sidor, D. Scott & W. May - 2015.