Therioherpeton

Therioherpeton
Temporal range: Carnian
~235–206 Ma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Prozostrodontia
Family: Therioherpetidae
Bonaparte & Barberena, 1975
Genus: Therioherpeton
Bonaparte & Barberena, 1975
Species:
T. cargnini
Binomial name
Therioherpeton cargnini
Bonaparte & Barberena, 1975

Therioherpeton is an extinct genus of small, carnivorous cynodonts belonging to the clade Prozostrodontia, which lived in what is now Brazil during the Late Triassic. Its type species is Therioherpeton cargnini. It was named in 1975 by the palaeontologists José Bonaparte and Mário Costa Barberena based on remains collected in the Hyperodapedon Assemblage Zone of the Santa Maria Formation in the Paraná Basin.



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