|Named By:||Watson in 1921|
|Time Period:||Capitanian, 266-260 Ma|
|Size:||Skull 80 centimetres long. Body length estimated about 5 meters long, possibly larger|
|Fossil(s):||Lots of skulls and some partial post cranial remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Dinocephalia | Anteosauroidia | Anteosauridae ||
Anteosaurus (meaning "Antaeus reptile") is an extinct genus of large carnivorous synapsid. It lived during the Capitanian epoch of the Middle Permian (266-260 million years ago) in what is now South Africa. They became extinct by the middle Late Permian.