|Named By:||S. P. Modesto, D. M. Scott, J. BothainBrink & R. R. Reisz in 2010|
|Time Period:||Early Triassic|
|Location:||South Africa - Katberg Formation|
|Size:||Skull roughly about 26 millimetres long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Parareptilia | Procolophonomorpha | Procolophonidae | Leptopleuroninae ||
Phonodus is an extinct genus of procolophonid parareptile. It is known from a single skull found from the Early Triassic Katberg Formation in South Africa. It is the oldest known member of the subfamily Leptopleuroninae, and was likely the result of a procolophonid migration into the Karoo Basin from Laurasia after the Permo-Triassic extinction event. Because Phonodus had large maxillary teeth underneath a large antorbital buttress (a bony prominence in front of the eye), and a lack of ventral temporal emargination along the side of the skull, it probably had a durophagous diet.