Named By: Kutorga - 1838.
Synonyms: Cliorhizodon orenburgensis, Deuterosaurus biarmicus, Deuterosaurus seeleyi, Cliorhizodon efremovi, Syodon gusevi, Notosyodon gusevi.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Dinocephalia, Anteosauridae, Syodontinae.
Species: S. biarmicum (type), S. efremovi?
Size: About 1.2 meters long.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Mid Permian.
Fossil representation: Skulls and some partial post cranial remains.
Syodon is a genus of anteosaurid dinocephalin therapsids. Individuals of Syodon would have been predators of other Permian era vertebrates. Although the species S. efremovi is often listed, it is often considered to be a synonym of the type species S. biarmicum.