The Gorgon--a terrifying, monstrous female with hairs made of live snakes and a stare so horrifying that it would literally turn you to stone.
The Gorgonopsid--a predatory protomammal that hunted down its prey via saber-like teeth.
Herein lies the problem. The gorgonopsid looks nothing even remotely like a snake, nor is it likely that it could stare down its own prey into a statue. So why call this family of predatory protomammals "gorgonopsids", anyway?