|Named By:||Julia B. Desojo, Martin D. Ezcurra & Edio E. Kischlat in 2012|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, 231.4-225.9 Ma|
|Location:||Brazil - Santa Maria Formation, Alemoa Member|
|Size:||Estimated to be about 2 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Partial post cranial skeleton that was partially articulated|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Aetosauria | Stagonolepididae ||
Aetobarbakinoides is an extinct genus of stagonolepidid aetosaur known from the Late Triassic of Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil. Fossils have been found from the Santa Maria Supersequence of the late Carnian and early Norian stages, making Aetobarbakinoides one of the oldest aetosaurs. The type species, A. brasiliensis, was named in 2012, and is notable for being described primarily by features of the vertebrae; most other aetosaurs are diagnosed by features in bony plates called osteoderms, which are by far the most common material. Although placed in a basal phylogenetic position among aetosaurs, Aetobarbakinoides is closely related to both desmatosuchines and typothoracisines, two derived clades of aetosaurs.