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Gorgonopsians began as quite small creatures, about the size of a dog. However, some of the later species that evolved such as Inostrancevia, were about as large as a bear, and had 5 inch (12 centimeter) long saber-teeth.
It is not known if Gorgonopsians had fur, scales or just skin. It is however known that they did have a number of mammal-like features, including the anatomy of their skulls and ear bones, upright rear legs, and heterodont teeth (a mix of different teeth types).
Gorgonopsians were carnivorous (meat-eating) mammal-like reptiles that lived between 260 and 248 million years ago
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