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Named By: Robert Broom in 1907
Time Period: Late Permian
Location: South Africa - Abrahamskraal Formation
Size: About 30 centimetres long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Anomodontia |

Galechirus is an extinct genus of anomodont therapsid. It was about 30 cm (1 ft) long.

Galechirus is lizard-like in appearance. It is considered to be a dicynodont by some paleontologists; others think Galechirus is a younger form of a larger therapsid. Judging from its teeth, it was an insectivore.

Read more about Galechirus at Wikipedia
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