Name: Elliotherium ‭(‬Elliot beast‭)‬.
Phonetic: El-le-ot-fe-re-um.
Named By: C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Hancox‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia.
Species: E.‭ ‬kersteni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Elliot Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Elliotherium is a genus of cynodont that lived in South Africa during the late Triassic.‭ ‬Elliotherium is named after the Elliot formation where the holotype fossil was recovered from and combined with the word‭ ‘‬therium‭’ ‬which translates to English as‭ ‘‬beast‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Elliotherium kersteni,‭ ‬a new tritheledontid from the lower Elliot Formation‭ (‬Upper Triassic‭) ‬of South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬80‭(‬2‭)‬:333-342.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Hancox‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.


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