Named By: David Meredith Seares Watson - 1914.
Synonyms: Arctops watsoni
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Gorgonopsidae.
Species: A. willistoni (type), A. kitchingi.
Size: 30 centimetre long skull, body up to 2 meters long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: 3 skulls.
Arctops was a South African gorgonopsid of the late Permian, but there is now a question over the validity of the genus. It has been considered that Arctops may be the adult form of Scylacognathus, another gorgonopsid that was named a year earlier than Arctops.
- Notes on some carnivorous reptiles. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 4:1021-1038. - D. M. S. Watson - 1914.
- Anatomy and relationships of the South African gorgonopsian Arctops (Therapsida, Theriodontia). - Papers in Palaeontology. 3 (4): 583–611. - C. F. Kammerer - 2017.