Name: Gorynychus ‭(‬named after the three headed dragon Zmei Gorynich‭)‬.
Phonetic: Go-rin-e-kus.
Named By: C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬Masyutin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,Therapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia.
Species: G.‭ ‬masyutinae‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬sundyrensis.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype skull of G.‭ ‬masyutinae roughly about‭ ‬20‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Skull of G.‭ ‬sundyrensis slightly larger.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skulls.

       Gorynychus is a genus of therocephalian therapsid that lived in Russia during the Permian.‭ ‬At the time of writing Gorynychus is known from two species,‭ ‬the type‭ (‬first to be named‭) ‬species G.‭ ‬masyutinae,‭ ‬and the second species,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬sundyrensis,‭ ‬which seems to have been slightly larger.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new therocephalian‭ (‬Gorynychus masyutinae gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭) ‬from the Permian Kotelnich locality,‭ ‬Kirov Region,‭ ‬Russia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ‭ ‬6:e4933.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬Masyutin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
-‭ ‬A New Permian Therocephalian‭ (‬Therocephalia,‭ ‬Theromorpha‭) ‬from the Sundyr Assemblage of Eastern Europe.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal‭ ‬4:87-92.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Suchkova‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Golubev‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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