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Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Traversodontidae
Genus: Traversodon
  • T. stahleckeri (type)

Traversodon is a genus of therapsid. Being a cynodont, it was a relative of the direct ancestor to modern mammals. Traversodon lived in what is now South America.


Traversodon Stahleckeri was first found by Friedrich von Huene in 1936 in the Geopark of Paleorrota, São Pedro do Sul, Brazil.

In popular culture[edit]

A Traversodon scares off a Coelophysis from nosing around at the entrance of its burrow in When Dinosaurs Roamed America. The error depicted was Traversodon living in northeastern North America.