Named By: J. F. Bonaparte, M. B. Soares & C. L. Schultz - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Cynodontia, Brasilodontidae.
Species: P. estudianti (type).
Size: Preserved skull length 44 millimetres.
Known locations: Brazil - Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Ladinian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.
Protheriodon is a genus of cynodont that lived in South America during the Triassic and so far is known only from a partial skull.
- A new non-mammalian cynodont from the Middle Triassic of southern Brazil and its implications for the ancestry of mammals. - The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 37:599-607. - J. F. Bonaparte, M. B. Soares & C. L. Schultz - 2006.