|Time Period:||Wuchiapingian, 260-254 Ma|
|Location:||South Africa - Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone zone|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Gorgonopsia ||
Gorgonops (from Greek Gorgon -Gorgon- and ops -eye, face-, literally "Gorgon' eye" or "Gorgon' face") is an extinct genus of therapsid which lived about 260-254 million years ago, during the Late Permian. It was a typical representative of the suborder Gorgonopsia, the dominant predators of their day, which in the largest forms grew to over three metres long.