|Named By:||L. I. Price in 1948|
|Time Period:||Guadalupian, 270 Ma|
|Location:||Brazil - Pedra do Fogo Formation|
|Size:||Most specimens estimated to be about 2-2.5 meters long. One excpetionally large skull however has a length of about 1.6 meters, suggesting that this individual had a total body length of about 9 meters|
|Fossil(s):||Several individuals, usually of skulls|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Amphibia | Temnospondyli | Archegosauridae | Platyoposaurinae ||
Prionosuchus is an extinct genus of large temnospondyl. A single species, P. plummeri, is recognized from the middle Permian period (270 million years ago). Its fossils have been found in what is now northeastern Brazil.