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Named By: Samuel Wendell Williston in 1915
Time Period: Early Permian
Location: USA, Colorado - Waggoner Ranch Formation, Oklahoma - Cutler Formation and Texas - Garber Formation
Size: About 60 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Synapsida | Pelycosauria | Varanopidae |
Also known as: | Basicranodon | Eumatthevia |

Mycterosaurus was an extinct genus of synapsid belonging to the family Varanopidae. It is classified in the varanopid subfamily Mycterosaurinae. Mycterosaurus is the most primitive member of its family. It lacks some features that its advanced relatives have. Mycterosaurus was about 60 cm long.

Read more about Mycterosaurus at Wikipedia
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