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meaning: "After Aleksandr Inostrantsev"
Named By: Vladimir P. Amalitsky in 1922
Time Period: Wuchiapingian, 260-254 Ma
Location: Russia
Size: Total length up to 3.5 meters long. Skulls up to 60 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals, some almost complete
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Gorgonopsidae |
Also known as: | Amalitzkia |

Inostrancevia is an extinct genus of carnivorous therapsids, containing the largest members of the family Gorgonopsidae, predators characterized by long, saber-tooth-like canines. The various species inhabited Northern Russia during the Upper Tatarian (Vyatskian), a Russian regional stage equivalent to the Wuchiapingian stage of the Late Permian period, dating from approximately 260 to 254 mya. It is known from several skulls and two almost complete skeletons.

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