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Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Therioherpetidae
Genus: Therioherpeton
Barberena and Bonaparte, 1975
  • Therioherpeton cargnini

Therioherpeton is an extinct genus of therapsids based on Therioherpeton cargnini, a small cynodont that lived in the Triassic and was collected in Santa Maria, Santa Maria Formation, the Geopark of Paleorrota, Brazil. It was a small carnivore. For its characteristics (Barberena & Bonaparte, 1975), it was touted as a likely ancestor of mammals.