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meaning: "Fox lizard"
Named By: Robert Broom in 1910
Time Period: Late Permian
Location: South Africa, Karoo Basin
Size: Skull 12 centimetres long. total body length estimate at around 60-70 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Based upon a single skull of a possibly juvenile individual. Remains of second species identified
Classification: | Chordata | Therapsida | Gorgonopsia |
Also known as: | Aloposauroides |

Aloposaurus is an extinct genus of gorgonopsian therapsid from the Late Permian of South Africa. It was first named by Robert Broom in 1910, and contains the type species A. gracilis, and possibly a second species A. tenuis. This small gorgonopsid had a slender narrow skull only 12 centimetres (4.7 in) long, with a total body length of 60-70 cm (2.0-2.3 ft). Aloposaurus is known from a single weathered skull from a probable immature individual.

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