Galechirus

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Galechirus
Temporal range: Late Permian
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Clade: Chainosauria
Genus: Galechirus
Broom 1907
Species
  • G. scholtzi Broom 1907 (type)
  • G. jouberti Broom 1913[1]
  • G. whaitsi Broom 1913

Galechirus is an extinct genus of anomodont therapsids. It was about 30 cm (1 ft) long.

Description[edit]

Galechirus was lizard-like in appearance. It is considered to be a dicynodont by some paleontologists; others think Galechirus is a younger form of a larger therapsid. Judging from its teeth, it was an insectivore.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galechirus at Fossilworks.org
  2. ^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 189. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.