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Temporal range: Late Triassic
~235–205.6 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Unspecified
Family: Proterochampsidae
Genus: Cerritosaurus
Price 1946
  • Cerritosaurus binsfeldi Price 1946

Cerritosaurus is a genus of proterochampsid archosauromorph from the Late Triassic. It has been found in the Santa Maria Formation, in the Geopark of Paleorrota, Brazil. It is represented by one species.[1]

It was collected in 1941 by Antonio Binsfeld, in Sanga da Alemoa. Nearby, there is a small mountain called the Cerrito, after which the genus is named.


Further reading[edit]

  • The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs: Faunal Change across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary by Kevin Padian