Name: Zygosaurus ‭(‬Yoke lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Zy-go-rhi-zah.
Named By: Eichwald‭ ‬-‭ ‬1848.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Dissorophidae,‭ ‬Cacopinae.
Species: Z.‭ ‬lucius‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull estimated to be about 20cm long.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Roadian to the Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.‭

       A relative of amphibians such as Platyhystrix and Cacops,‭ ‬Zygosaurus was a cacopine temnospondyl that lived in Russia during the Permian.

Further reading
- Uber die Saurier des kupferfhrenden Zechsteins Russlands. - Bulletin de la Societe National Moscou (in Russian). 21: 136–204. - Eduard Eichwals - 1848.


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