Mycterosaurus

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Mycterosaurus
Temporal range: Early Permian
Mycterosaurus.jpg
Life restoration of Mycterosaurus longipes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Varanopidae
Subfamily: Mycterosaurinae
Genus: Mycterosaurus
Williston, 1915
Type species
Mycterosaurus longiceps
Williston, 1915

Mycterosaurus was an extinct genus of synapsid belonging to the family Varanopidae. It is classified in the varanopid subfamily Mycterosaurinae. Mycterosaurus is the most primitive member of its family. It lacks some features that its advanced relatives have. Mycterosaurus was about 60 cm long.[1]

Reconstruction of Mycterosaurus longiceps

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