|Lycosuchus sp. skull at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin|
Lycosuchus ("wolf crocodile") is an extinct genus of carnivorous therocephalians which lived in the Middle Permian 265—260 Ma existing for approximately . It was a medium-sized predator, reaching 1.2 m (3.8 ft) in length with a skull 23 cm long.
Notes and references
- T.S. Kemp (2005) The origin and evolution of mammals p.55
- R. Broom (1913) A revision of the reptiles of the Karroo. Annals of the South African Museum 7(6):361-366
- http://fossils.valdosta.edu/fossil_pages/fossils_per/t72.html Cast of skull and jaw courtesy of the National Museum, Bloemfontein South Africa
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