|Named By:||C. F. Kammerer & C. A. Sidor in 2002|
|Size:||Between 2.5 to 3 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Skulls of many individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Dinocephalia | Tapinocephalidae ||
|Also known as:||| Criocephalus vanderbyli ||
Criocephalosaurus is an extinct genus of tapinocephalian therapsid which existed in Southern Africa. It was originally named Criocephalus, but the name was preoccupied by a beetle genus. There are two named species, C. vanderbyli and C. gunyankaensis: the range of the latter may have been farther north than that of C. vanderbyli. Boonstra (1963) considers this taxon the most specialized of the moschopines.