|Named By:||M. F. Ivakhnenko in 1994|
|Time Period:||Late Permian, 260 Ma|
|Location:||Russia - Urpalov Formation|
|Size:||Skull about 5.5 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Skull and partial postcranial remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Anomodontia | Otsheridae ||
Suminia getmanovi was an anomodont, a species of synapsid (stem mammal), that lived 260 million years ago in the late Permian ("zone II"). This anomodont was discovered in Kotelnich on the Vyatka River Russia. It is found in sandstone sediment, so most likely represents a delta-dwelling species, but this is not conclusive, as the specimen may have been washed down river, away from its habitat. S. getmanovi has teeth that are heavily abraded, suggesting plant material of high silica content. More recently found fossils indicate that it led an arboreal lifestyle.