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Temporal range: Late Triassic
~235.0–221.5 Ma
Proterochampsa skull.png
The holotype skull of Proterochampsa nodosa (MCP 1694) in dorsal view
Scientific classification edit
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 about 1.8 to 2 m (5.9 to 6.6 ft), though P. barrionuevoi, known from a 44 centimetres (17 in) skull, could have grown up to 3.5 m (11 ft).[1]

Life restoration of Proterochampsa barrionuevoi


Further reading[edit]

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