(named after the three headed dragon Zmei Gorynich).
Named By: C. F. Kammerer & V. Masyutin - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida,Therapsida, Therocephalia.
Species: G. masyutinae (type), G. sundyrensis.
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.
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.
and the second species, G. sundyrensis, which
seems to have been
- 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.