(Santa Cruz tooth).
Named By: F. Abdala & A. M. Ribeiro - 2003.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsia, Therapsida, Cynodontia, Traversodontidae, Massetognathinae.
Species: S. hopsoni (type).
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.
- 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.