|Named By:||Tvelvetrees in 1880|
|Time Period:||Middle Permian|
|Location:||Russia - Amanakskaya Formation|
|Size:||Estimated about 2.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Several individuals, usually from skull fossils|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Amphibia | Temnospondyli | Archegosauridae ||
Platyoposaurus was a temnospondyl from the Middle Permian epoch about 270-268 Mya.
One of the discoveries includes a skull 28 cm long with a purported body length of 250 cm representing a carnivorous adult specimen.
The fossil remains were found in Belebey in Bashkortostan, Russia; the name Platyoposaurus means "flat-faced lizard" and was coined after the original name Platyops turned out to be preoccupied.