Named By: J. F. Bonaparte & M. C. Barberena - 2001.
Synonyms: Thrinaxodon brasiliensis.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Cynodontia.
Species: P. brasiliensis (type).
Size: Skull 6.7 centimetres long.
Known locations: Brazil - Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull.
First described as a species of Thrinaxodon, Prozostrodon is a genus of cynodont that used to live in South America during the Triassic.
- On two advanced carnivorous cynodonts from the Late Triassic of Southern Brazil. - Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 156:59-80. - J. F. Bonaparte & M. C. Barberena - 2001.