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meaning: "Giant (titan"
Named By: Richard Owen in 1876
Time Period: Capitanian, 265 Ma
Location: South Africa
Size: 2.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several fragmentary remains
Classification: | Chordata | Amniota | Synapsida | Therapsida | Dinocephalia | Tapinocephalia | Titanosuchidae |

Titanosuchus ferox ("Fierce Titan crocodile") was a dinocephalian therapsid that lived in the Mid Permian epoch in South Africa.

Along with its close relatives, Jonkeria and Moschops, Titanosuchus inhabited present-day South Africa around 265 million years ago, in the Late Permian. Titanosuchus was a carnivore which measured over 2.5 m long and might have eaten both Jonkeria and Moschops, among other vertebrates. Its teeth included sharp incisors and fang-like canines, perfect for biting prey.

Titanosuchus rivals that to Titanophoneus, which is also a carnivore and a dinocephalian, but it lived only in Russia. Titanosuchus should not be confused with the therapsid Eotitanosuchus, which belonged to a different family.

Parascapanodon and Scapanodon were once thought to be distinct genera, but are now considered to be junior synonyms of Titanosuchus.

Read more about Titanosuchus at Wikipedia
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