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Named By: Friedrich von Huene in 1936
Time Period: Middle Triassic
Location: Argentina - Chanares Formation, Ischigualasto Formation. Brazil - Santa Maria Formation. Madagascar - Makay Formation. Namibia - Omingonde Formation
Size: Size depends upon species, but some about 50 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains of several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Cynodontia | Chiniquodontidae |
Also known as: | Belesodon |

Chiniquodon is a genus of carnivorous cynodont, which lived during the early Middle Triassic in South America. Chiniquodon is closely related to a contemporary genus, Probelesodon, and close to the ancestry of mammals.

Other contemporaries included early dinosaurs. As both groups filled a similar ecological niche, fairly large therapsid hunters such as Chiniquodon may have been outcompeted by dinosaurs.

Read more about Chiniquodon at Wikipedia
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