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Temporal range: Early Permian, 284–279.5 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Parareptilia
Order: Mesosauria
Family: Mesosauridae
Genus: Brazilosaurus
Shikama & Ozaki, 1966
Type species
Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis
Shikama & Ozaki, 1966

Brazilosaurus is an extinct genus of mesosaur which lived during the early Permian (Artinskian stage) of what is now Brazil. It is known from a skeleton recovered from the Assistencia Member of the Irati Formation (Hanayama Farm, Tatuí, São Paulo). It was named by T. Shikama and H. Ozaki in 1966 and the type species is Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis.[1]

Brazilosaurus is not to be confused with the archosaur Brasileosaurus.


  1. ^ T. Shikama and H. Ozaki (1966). "On a Reptilian Skeleton from the Palaeozoic Formation of San Paulo, Brazil". Transactions and Proceedings of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, New Series. 64: 351–358.