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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
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
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.

Read more about Prionosuchus at Wikipedia
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