Named By: J. Botha, F. Abdala & R. M. H. Smith - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Cynodontia.
Size: Skull about 5 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa - Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull, jaw and a leg.
Charassognathus is a genus of cynodont therapsid that lived in South Africa during the late Permian.
- The oldest cynodont: new clues on the origin and early diversification of the Cynodontia. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149(3):477-492. - J. Botha, F. Abdala & R. M. H. Smith - 2007.