|Named By:||Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer in 1830|
|Time Period:||Lopingian, 260-251 Ma|
|Location:||England and Germany|
|Size:||Holotype estimated at 1.64 meters long, though fragmentary remains hint at a possible 2.5 meters long|
|Diet:||Uncertain, has been interpreted as a Herbivore and an Insectivore. See main text|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of many individuals, though often incomplete. Coprolites have been attributed to the genus as well|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Archosauromorpha | Protorosauria | Protorosauridae ||
Protorosaurus ("first lizard") is a genus of lizard-like early archosauromorph reptile. It lived during the late Permian period in Germany.