Named By: Richard Owen - 1881.
Synonyms: Aelurosauroides, Aelurosauropsis, Galerhinus.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Theriodontia, Gorgonopsia.
Species: A. felinus (type), A. polyodon, A. whaitsi, A. wilmanae, A. watermeyeri?
Size: Total body length 70 centimetres long, skull 13 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa, Karoo Basin.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Remains of several individuals.
Aelurosaurus was a fairly small gorgonopsid, and although a predator in its own right, Aelurosaurus probably had to be wary of its larger gorgonopsid cousins.
- On the Order Theriodontia, with a Description of a new genus and species (Aelurosaurus felinus, Ow), Richard Owen - 1881.
- Phylogeny and evolution of the Gorgonopsia with a special reference to the skull and skeleton of GPIT/RE/7113 ("Aelurognathus"? parringtoni), E. V. I. Gebauer - 2007.