right — Viatkogorgon ivachnenkoi
"... in the lusty stealth of nature ..."
A gorgonopsian hunter lies in wait. Until its prey strays within lunging distance, Viatkogorgon can afford to remain concealed. Once those killing canines are brought to bear, no victim will
escape the gorgonopsid's jaws.
Like other Permian therapsids, gorgonopsids had neither scales nor fur to protect them. Instead, sebaceous glands exuded oils which helped protect their skin while keeping it supple. It
has been suggested that these oil glands might, at times, have produced a strong scent to mark territory or attract mates. Life in the Permian might have been smelly!