Platycraniellus is an extinct genus of non-mammalian cynodonts. It is known from the Early Triassic Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone of the Normandien Formation of South Africa. The type and only species is P. elegans.[1]

Temporal range: Induan
~252–247 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Epicynodontia
Genus: Platycraniellus
van Hoepen, 1917
P. elegans
Binomial name
Platycraniellus elegans
van Hoepen, 1917

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Abdala, Fernando (2007). "Redescription of Platycraniellus Elegans (therapsida, Cynodontia) from the Lower Triassic of South Africa, and the Cladistic Relationships of Eutheriodonts". Palaeontology. 50 (3): 591–618. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00646.x.