- Saurorictus australis
- Modesto & Smith, 2001
- Meaning of generic name
- The generic name is derived from sauros, Greek for ‘‘lizard,’’ and rictus, a Latin word meaning ‘‘display of teeth,’’ ‘‘grin,’’ or ‘‘smile,’’ thus ‘‘lizard-smile’’.
- [Meaning of specific name
- "of the South"]
- Skull length: 22 mm, Length: ?15 cm
- Holotype (SAM PK-8666): skull and few postcranial fragments
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Tropidostoma Assemblage Zone, Teeklof Formation, middle Tatarian, Upper Permian (Wuchiapingian).
Locality: farm Leeukloof 43, Beaufort West District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
- Eureptilia Captorhinidae
- Further Reading
- S. P. Modesto and R. M. H. Smith. 2001. A new Late Permian captorhinid reptile: a first record from the South African Karoo. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3):405-409.
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The most complete captorhinid from the Late Permian and the southernmost representative of the family.