Caseopsis

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Caseopsis
Temporal range: Kungurian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Caseasauria
Family: Caseidae
Genus: Caseopsis
Olson, 1962
Species:
C. agilis
Binomial name
Caseopsis agilis
Olson, 1962

Caseopsis is an extinct genus of large pelycosaurs that was about 3 metres (10 ft) long. Caseopsis lived in the late Early Permian epoch (Kungurian Age), before the pelycosaurs were replaced by the more advanced therapsids (in the next age). It was a lightly built, agile creature. It may have been possible for this species to outpace and escape large predators such as Dimetrodon.

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