Name: Protheriodon.
Phonetic: Pro-feh-ro-don.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Soares‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ Cynodontia, ‬Brasilodontidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬estudianti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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