|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|
|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.