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Temporal range: Middle Permian,265 Ma
Titanophoneus potens (fossil).jpg
Titanophoneus potens skeleton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Dinocephalia
Family: Anteosauridae
Subfamily: Anteosaurinae
Genus: Titanophoneus
Efremov, 1938
Type species
Titanophoneus potens
Efremov, 1938

Titanophoneus ("titanic murderer") is a carnivorous dinocephalian therapsid from the Middle Permian. It is classified within the family Anteosauridae. The type species is Titanophoneus potens.[1] Remains of Titanophoneus have been found at Isheevo in Russia.

Adult skulls are about 80 cm long with a heavy long snout and the total body length is about 2.85 meters.[citation needed]


Titanophoneus is said to reach around 2.85 m (9.4 ft) though some claim it could reach sizes of up to 5 m (16 ft).[2]


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  1. ^ Kammerer, C.F. (2011). "Systematics of the Anteosauria (Therapsida: Dinocephalia)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 9 (2). doi:10.1080/14772019.2010.492645. 
  2. ^ http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/t/titanophoneus.html
  • Vickers-Rich, Patricia; Thomas H. Rich (1993). The Great Russian Dinosaurs. Guntar Graphics. p. 36. 

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