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

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

Galechirus is 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]

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