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Permian Varanops Synapsid #1


Permian Varanops Reptile

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  • Varanops Permian Synapsid Foot
  • Permian Age
  • Nocona Formation
  • Archer County, Texas
  • Specimen comes mounted in the 8″ x 12″ Riker Mount as shown
  • This EXTREMELY RARE Varanops foot measures 5.75″ long and 6″ wide which is HUGE for the species


Varanops is an extinct genus of Early Permian varanopid synapsid known from Texas and Oklahoma of the United States. It was first named by Samuel Wendell Williston in 1911 as a second species of Varanosaurus, Varanosaurus brevirostris.  In 1914, Samuel W. Williston reassigned it to its own genus and the type species is Varanops brevirostris.  Varanops was a large pelycosaur, around the size of the modern monitor lizards. It was about 1.2 m (3.9 ft) long, and had large limbs and sharp, backward-curving teeth. It was one of many agile, voracious predators among pelycosaurs. Even though it was large for its time, Varanops was very small compared to the dinosaurs