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.[1][2]

Temporal range: Carnian
~235–206 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Prozostrodontia
Family: Therioherpetidae
Battail, 1991
Genus: Therioherpeton
Bonaparte & Barberena, 1975
T. cargnini
Binomial name
Therioherpeton cargnini
Bonaparte & Barberena, 1975


  1. ^ Therioherpeton site, Faixa Nova at
  2. ^ Oliveira, É. V. (2006). "Reevaluation of Therioherpeton cargnini Bonaparte & Barberena, 1975 (Probainognathia, Therioherpetidae) from the Upper Triassic of Brazil" (PDF). Geodiversitas. 28 (3): 447–465.