|Named By:||Richard Owen in 1876|
|Time Period:||Wuchiapingian, 260-254 Ma|
|Location:||South Africa - Karoo Basin and Malawi|
|Size:||Depending upon the species, between 1.2 and 3 meters long. Skull between 20 to 35 centimetres|
|Fossil(s):||Multiple individuals, usually from partial to complete skull material, but post cranial remains are also known|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Gorgonopsia | Gorgonopsidae ||
|Also known as:||| Chiwetasaurus dixeyi | Gorgonognathus longifrons | Gorgonops longifrons | Leptotrachelus eupachygnathus | Leptotracheliscops eupachygnathus | Pachyrhinos kaiseri | Scymnognathus whaitsi | Scymnosuchus whaitsi ||
Gorgonops (from Greek Gorgon -Gorgon- and ops -eye, face-, literally "Gorgon' eye" or "Gorgon' face") is an extinct genus of therapsid which lived about 260-254 million years ago, during the Late Permian. It was a typical representative of the suborder Gorgonopsia, the dominant predators of their day, which in the largest forms grew to over three metres long.