Elliotherium is an extinct genus of cynodonts which existed in South Africa during the upper Triassic period. The type species is Elliotherium kersteni, named after the Elliot Formation in which the fossils were found.[1]

Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Family: Tritheledontidae
Genus: Elliotherium
Sidor 2006


  1. ^ Sidor, C.A. & Hancox, P.J. (2006). "Elliotherium kersteni, a new tritheledontid from the Lower Elliot Formation (Upper Triassic) of South Africa". Journal of Paleontology. 80 (2): 333–342. CiteSeerX doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2006)080[0333:EKANTF]2.0.CO;2.