Trucidocynodon

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Trucidocynodon
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Ecteniniidae
Genus: Trucidocynodon
Oliveira et al., 2010
Type species
Trucidocynodon riograndensis
Oliveira et al., 2010

Trucidocynodon is an extinct, monotypic genus of cynodont from Upper Triassic of Brazil.[1] Trucidocynodon riograndensis is the only species descript for genus.

Trucidocynodon riograndensis, the sole species in Trucidocynodon, lived in what is now southern Brazil 220 million years ago. Fossils of Trucidocynodon were discovered in Santa Maria Formation outcrops in Paleorrota geopark Agudo. T. riograndensis is similar to the Ecteninion lunensis from the Upper Triassic Ischigualasto formation in Argentina.

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  1. ^ Oliveira, T.V.; Soares, M.B.; Schultz, C.L. (2010). "Trucidocynodon riograndensis gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Eucynodontia), a new cynodont from the Brazilian Upper Triassic (Santa Maria Formation)". Zootaxa 2382: 1–71.