Name: Nikkasaurus.
Phonetic: Nik-kah-sor-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ivakhnenko‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsoda,‭ ‬Therapsida.
Species: N.‭ ‬tatarinovi (type).
Diet: ‬Insectivore‭?
Size: Skulls about‭ ‬5‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Mid Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Although Nikkasaurus is a therapsid,‭ ‬the skull bears a superficial resemblance to varanopid pelycosaurs in terms of overall proportions and shape.‭ ‬Nikkasaurus lived in Russia during the Permian.

Further reading
- The Nikkasauridae-Problematic Primitive Therapsids from the Late Permian of the Mezen Localities. - Paleontol. J.34 (Suppl. 2), 179–186. - M. F. Ivakhnenko - 2000.


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