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meaning: "Bear face"
Named By: David Meredith Seares Watson in 1914
Time Period: Late Permian
Location: South Africa
Size: 30 centimetre long skull, body up to 2 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): 3 skulls
Classification: | Chordata | Therapsida | Gorgonopsidae |
Also known as: | Arctops watsoni |

Arctops ("Bear face") is an extinct genus of gorgonopsian therapsid known from the Late Permian of South Africa. It measured up to 2 m (6 ft) in length and its skull was 30 cm (1 ft) long. The type species is Arctops willistoni. A second species, A. watsoni, may be synonymous with A. willistoni. A. kitchingi may be a third species of Arctops, but it was only tentatively assigned to the genus when it was first named.

Read more about Arctops at Wikipedia
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