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Named By: C. F. Kammerer & C. A. Sidor in 2002
Time Period: Capitanian
Location: South Africa
Size: Between 2.5 to 3 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
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.

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