Lycaenops is a carnivorous Therapsid from late Permian South Africa. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long, the size of a medium-sized dog. It had a narrow skull and vaguely saber-like traits. Lycaenops was found in the Karoo; it was described by Robert Broom in 1925, and later re-desribed more fully by E.H. Colbert in 1948.
In popular culture
- It appears in the tv series Primeval: New World, though its size is questionable