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Temporal range: Artinskian
Eothyris BW.jpg
Life restoration of Eothyris parkeyi (body shape is conjectural since only the skull is known)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Synapsida
Order: Pelycosauria
Suborder: Caseasauria
Family: Eothyrididae
Genus: Eothyris
Species: E. parkeyi
Binomial name
Eothyris parkeyi
Romer, 1937

Eothyris is an extinct genus of the family Eothyrididae. It was an insectivorous synapsid. It was closely related to Oedaleops.

Discovery and species[edit]

Only one species is known, Eothyris parkeyi Romer, from a single skull, found in the Belle Plains Formation in Texas. It belongs to the Artinskian age of the Early Permian.[citation needed] The skull is about 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) in length.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Palmer, Douglas; et al. (2009). Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth (first American ed.). New York: Dorling Kindersley. p. 191. ISBN 9780756655730. 

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