Name: Santacruzodon ‭(‬Santa Cruz tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: San-tah-cru-zo-don.
Named By: F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Ribeiro‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsia,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Traversodontidae,‭ ‬Massetognathinae.
Species: S.‭ ‬hopsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Ominvore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Santacruzodon is a genus of cynodont that lived in what is now Brazil during the Triassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new traversodontid cynodont from the Santa Maria Formation‭ (‬Ladinian-Carnian‭) ‬of southern Brazil,‭ ‬with a phylogenetic analysis of Gondwanan traversodontids.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬139:529-545.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Ribeiro‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.


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