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Temporal range: Middle Permian, 260Ma
Pampaphoneus biccai cranium2.png
Pampaphoneus biccai skull
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Dinocephalia
Family: Anteosauridae
Subfamily: Syodontinae
Genus: Pampaphoneus
Cisneros et al., 2012
Type species
Pampaphoneus biccai
Cisneros et al., 2012

Pampaphoneus is a genus of dinocephalian from the Middle Permian of Brazil. It is known from a well preserved skull. The type species is Pampaphoneus biccai.[1][2] Below is a cladogram showing the phylogenetic placement of Pampaphoneus from Cisneros et al. (2012):


Biarmosuchus tener


Estemmenosuchus uralensis

Ulemosaurus svijagensis

Tapinocaninus pamelae


Archaeosyodon praeventor


Sinophoneus yumenensis

Titanophoneus adamanteus

Titanophoneus potens

Anteosaurus magnificus


Pampaphoneus biccai

Notosyodon gusevi

Syodon biarmicum

Australosyodon nyaphuli


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  2. ^ Cisneros, J.C.; Abdala, F.; Atayman-Güven, S.; Rubidge, B.S.; Şengör, A.M.C.; Schultz, C.L. (2012). "Carnivorous dinocephalian from the Middle Permian of Brazil and tetrapod dispersal in Pangaea". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 (5): 1584–1588. doi:10.1073/pnas.1115975109.