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Temporal range: Late Permian
An restoration illustration of Purlovia maxima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Therocephalia
Family: Nanictidopidae
Genus: Purlovia
Ivakhnenko, 2011
Binomial name
Purlovia maxima
Ivakhnenko, 2011

Purlovia maxima is a species of large Therocephalian Therapsid from late Permian Russia. It is known for its wide skull, which is unusual feature in Therocephalian species.

In the Media

800px-Purlovia Dossier

ARK: Survival Evolved Purlovia

  • Purlovia is one of the new creatures that will appear in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is depicted as a carnivore, but in real-life counterpart was presumed to be an herbivore and presumably would not have eaten meat; although it is not for certain.
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