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Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Protheriodon estudianti.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Brasilodontidae
Genus: Protheriodon
  • P. estudianti (Bonaparte, 2006) (type)

Protheriodon is an extinct genus of cynodont which existed in Brazil during the middle Triassic period. It contains the species Protheriodon estudianti.[1]


  1. ^ Bonaparte, J.F., Soares, M.B. & Schultz, C.L. (2006), "A new non-mammalian cynodont from the Middle Triassic of southern Brazil and its implications for the ancestry of mammals", in Harris H.D., Lucas S.G., Spielmann J.A., Lockley M.G., Milner A.R.C. & Kirkland J.L. (eds.), The Triassic-Jurassic terrestrial transition, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Bulletin, 37, p.599-607