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Gorgonops was the the largest land carnivore before dinosaurs existed. Its name means "Gorgon face", after the Greek legend monsters whose fearsome gaze could turn a person into stone. Gorgonops couldn't kill that way. But it had something that so advanced beyond the Permian. This mammal-like reptile had long cannines like Smilodon, only these sabers were a little smaller in comparision to its overall body size.