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meaning: "Brooms' lizard"
Named By: Joleaud in 1920
Time Period: Permian
Location: South Africa
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial fragmentary remains
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Gorgonopsidae |
Also known as: | Scymnorhinus planiceps |

Broomisaurus is an extinct genus of Gorgonopsia. It was first named by Joleaud in 1920, and contains the single species B. planiceps. Gebauer (2007) considered Broomisaurus to be a nomen dubium, indistinguishable as a separate taxon of gorgonopsian because it is based on only a fragmentary remains. A 2015 paper on Eriphostoma tentatively agreed with Gebauer's determination, but did not rule out the possibility that Broomisaurus might be synonymous with Eriphostoma.

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