|Named By:||Robert Broom in 1938|
|Time Period:||Wuchiapingian, 260.4-253.8 Ma|
|Location:||Africa, including South Africa and Zambia. Europe, Germany|
|Size:||60 centimetres long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Cynodontia | Procynosuchidae ||
|Also known as:||| Cyrbasiodon | Parathrinaxodon ||
Procynosuchus (Greek: "Before dog crocodile") was a cynodont from the Late Permian. It is considered to be one of the earliest and most basal cynodonts. Remains of Procynosuchus have been found in Germany, Zambia and South Africa. It was 60 cm (2 ft) long.