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Temporal range: Late Triassic
~221.5–205.6 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Brasilodontidae
Genus: Minicynodon
Bonaparte et al., 2010

M. maieri Bonaparte et al., 2010 (type)

Minicynodon (meaning 'small Cynodon') is an extinct genus of carnivorous brasilodontid cynodonts from the Late Triassic period. It lived during the late Triassic period (Carnian to Norian stage) in what is now Faxinal do Soturno, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. It is known from the holotype UFRGS PV 1030 T, a partial skull, recovered from the middle section of the Caturrita Formation, in paleorrota geopark. Minicynodon was named by José Fernando Bonaparte, César Leandro Schultz, Marina Bento Soares and Agustín G. Martinelli in 2010 and the type species is Minicynodon maieri.[1]


  1. ^ José Fernando Bonaparte; César Leandro Schultz; Marina Bento Soares; Agustín G. Martinelli (2010). "La Fauna local de faxinal do soturno, Triasico tardio de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil" (PDF). Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia. 13 (3): 233–246. doi:10.4072/rbp.2010.3.07.