Genus: Therioides BOONSTRA, 1953
Etymology: Greek, therion, “beast, mammal”, + oides: Mammal-like one.

Species: cyniscus BOONSTRA, 1953

Holotype: SAM 11888

Locality: Vindragersfontein, Beaufort West, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Lower Tapinocephalus zone (Dinocephalian zone KEYSER, 1979, SACS, 1980, KEYSER & SMITH, 1977-78, Lower Tapinocephalus zone, KITCHING, 1970, 1977, WATSON, 1914).

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: Nearly complete skull, parts of pectoral girdle, humerus, radius, ulna and part of manus.