Sycosaurus

Name: Sycosaurus.
Phonetic: Sy-coe-sore-us.
Named By: S.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Haughton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1924.
Synonyms: Aelurognathus haughtoni,‭ ‬Cephalicustriodus kingoriensis,‭ ‬Leontosaurus,‭ ‬Lycaenops kingoriensis,‭ ‬Ruhuhucerberus terror,‭ ‬Sycosaurus vanderhorsti Sigogneau.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida, Therapsida, Gorgonopsidae, Rubidgeinae.
Species: S.‭ ‬laticeps‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬kingoriensis,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬terror,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬vanderhorsti.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬1.2‭ ‬meters long for S.‭ ‬laticeps,‭ ‬to up to‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long for S.‭ ‬kingoriensis.
Known locations: South Africa.Tanzania.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Various individuals.

       Sycosaurus is a genus of gorgonopsid that lived in southern Africa during the late Permian period.‭ ‬As a gorgonopsid,‭ ‬Sycosaurus would have been a predator of other large vertebrates.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On some Gorgonopsian skulls in the collection of the South African Museum.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Annals of the South African Museum,‭ ‬v.‭ ‬12,‭ ‬p.‭ ‬499-517.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Haughton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1924.
-‭ ‬Die Theriodontier der ostafrikanischen Ruhuhu-Gebietes in der Tubinger Sammlung‭ [‬The Theriodontier the East African Ruhuhu-area in the Tubinger collection‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬NeŘes Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie,‭ ‬Abhandlungen,‭ ‬v.‭ ‬82,‭ ‬part‭ ‬1,‭ ‬p.‭ ‬47-136.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬von Huene‭ ‬-‭ ‬1950.



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