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Temporal range: Late Permian - Early Triassic
Life restoration of Ictidosuchoides sp.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Therocephalia
Family: Ictidosuchidae
Genus: Ictidosuchoides
Broom, 1931
  • I. longiceps
  • I. rubidgei

Ictidosuchoides is an extinct genus of ictidosuchid therocephalians. Fossils have been found from the Karoo Basin in South Africa. The genus is known to have been one of the few therocephalians to have survived the Permian-Triassic extinction event in this area, although its numbers were quite low after the extinction.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Smith, R. M. H. and Botha, J. (2005). The recovery of terrestrial vertebrate diversity in the South African Karoo Basin after the End-Permian extinction and it disappeared completely soon after. Comptes Rendus Palevol 4:555–568.
  2. ^ Ward, P. D., Botha, J., Buick, R., De Kock, M. O., Erwin, D. H., Garrison, G., Kirschvink, J. L., and Smith, R. (2005). Abrupt and gradual extinction among Late Permian land vertebrates in the Karoo Basin, South Africa. Science 307:709–714.

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