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Temporal range: Late Triassic
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 Upper Triassic. It has been found in the Santa Maria Formation, in the Geopark of Paleorrota, Brazil. It is represented by one species.

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


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