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Temporal range: Late Triassic
Proterochampsa BW.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Proterochampsidae
Genus: Proterochampsa
Reig, 1959
  • P. barrionuevoi Reig, 1959 (type)
  • P. nodosa Barberena, 1982

Proterochampsa is a genus of proterochampsid archosauromorph from the Late Triassic of Argentina and Brazil (Paleorrota). It normally measured 1.8–2 m (5.9–6.6 ft), though P. barrionuevoi, known from a 44 cm skull, could have grown up to 3.5 m (11 ft).[1]


  • The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs: Faunal Change across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary by Kevin Padian