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meaning: "reptile puppy"
Named By: C. A. Sidor & B. S. Rubidge in 2006
Time Period: Late Permian
Location: South Africa - Teekloof Formation
Size: Skull 13 centimetres long. Total length roughly estimated about 1 meter long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Skulls and mandible (lower jaw), from two individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Biarmosuchia |

Herpetoskylax is an extinct genus of synapsid biarmosuchian which existed in South Africa. The type species is Herpetoskylax hopsoni. It lived in the Late Permian Period.

The genus name means 'reptile-puppy', from the Ancient Greek herpeto- (erpeton, 'creeping animal') and skylax (skulax, 'young dog'). The juxtaposition of reptilian and mammalian names highlights the transitional characters of therapsids.

Read more about Herpetoskylax at Wikipedia
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