|Named By:||Robert Broom in 1903|
|Time Period:||Middle Permian, 265-260 Ma|
|Size:||Skull about 23 centimetres long. Total body length about 120 centimetres long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Therocephalia | Lycosuchidae ||
Lycosuchus ("wolf crocodile") is an extinct carnivorous genus of therocephalian which lived in the Middle Permian 265--260 Ma existing for approximately 5 million years. It was a medium-sized predator, reaching 1.2 m (3.8 ft) in length with a skull 23 cm long.
Discovered in South Africa, it was named by paleontologist Robert Broom in 1903 and later assigned by him to Therocephalia.