|Named By:||J. F. Bonaparte, C. L. Schultz, M. B. Soares & A. G. Martinelli in 2010|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, Carnian-Norian|
|Location:||Brazil -Caturrita Formation|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Cynodontia | Brasilodontidae ||
Minicynodon (meaning 'small Cynodon') is a genus of carnivorous brasilodontid cynodont from the Late Triassic period. It lived during the late Triassic period (Carnian to Norian stage) in what is now Faxinal do Soturno, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. It is known from the holotype UFRGS PV 1030 T, a partial skull, recovered from the middle section of the Caturrita Formation, in paleorrota geopark. Minicynodon was named by Jose Fernando Bonaparte, Cesar Leandro Schultz, Marina Bento Soares and Agustin G. Martinelli in 2010 and the type species is Minicynodon maieri.