Named By: Robert Broom - 1931.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Therocephalia, Scylacosauria, Eutherocephalia, Ictidosuchidae.
Species: I. longiceps, I. rubidgei.
Size: Roughly about 1.2 meters long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Late Permian to early Triassic.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.
Ictidosuchoides is a genus of therocephalian therapsid that is known to have lived at the time of the great Permian extinction. Ictidosuchoides is known to have survived this event, however the genus seems to have disappeared not long after, suggesting that while Ictidosuchoides survived the main extinction, the event still took its toll upon the genus.
- The recovery of terrestrial vertebrate diversity in the South African Karoo Basin after the End-Permian extinction and it disappeared completely soon after. - Comptes Rendus Palevol 4:555–568. - 2005.
- Abrupt and gradual extinction among Late Permian land vertebrates in the Karoo Basin, South Africa. - Science 307:709–714. - P. D. Ward, J. Botha, R. Buick, M. O. De Kock, D. H. Erwin, G. Garrison, J. L. Kirschvink & R. Smith - 2005.
- The postcranial description of Ictidosuchoides (Therapsida: Therocephalia: Baurioidea). - Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History vol 3, pp1-10 - Heidi Fourie - 2013.