|Named By:||G. Bonnarelli in 1947|
|Time Period:||Middle Miocene to Late Miocene|
|Location:||Algeria. Chad. Libya. Tunisia. Uganda|
|Size:||Up to, possibly over three meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Partial remains of several individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Artiodactyla | Anthracotheriidae | Bothriodontinae ||
Libycosaurus ("Lizard of Libya") was one of the last anthracothere genera. It lived from the Middle to the Late Miocene, and ranged throughout Central and Northern Africa, and in Uganda, in what was then a lush, marshy environment.