Name: Oedaleops ‭(‬Swollen face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Owe-da-le-ops.
Named By: Langston‭ ‬-‭ ‬1965.‭
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Pelycosauria,‭ ‬Caseasauria,‭ ‬Eothyrididae.
Species: O.‭ ‬campi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Probably an insectivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬skull aproximately‭ ‬7‭ ‬centimetres long. Body length from snout to end of hips roughly estimated at about 25 centimetres. Tail length unknown so total body length is also unknown..
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬New Mexico.
Time period: Early Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.

       Not much is known about Oedaleops other than it was similar to Eothyris,‭ ‬another synapsid that is only known from its skull.‭ ‬Oedaleops has slightly larger canine teeth that are thought to have been of use in capturing small prey like insects.

Further reading
- Oedaleops campi (Reptilia: Pelycosauria) New Genus and Species from the Lower Permian of New Mexico, and the Family Eothyrididae. - Bulletin of the Texas Memorial Museum 9:1-47. - W. Langston - 1965.
- Do these Early Permian synapsids from Texas and New Mexico form a clade?. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29: 39. - R. R. Reisz, S. J. Godfrey & D. Scott - 2009.
- New Information on the Basal Pelycosaurian-Grade Synapsid Oedaleops. - Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsida. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. - S. S. Sumida, V. Pelletier & D. S. Berman - 2013.


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