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Temporal range: Early-Middle Triassic, 247.5–237 Ma
Cymatosaurus and pachypleurosaur humeri.png
Cymatosaurus and pachypleurosaur humeri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Clade: Pistosauroidea
Family: Cymatosauridae
Genus: Cymatosaurus
Fritsch, 1894
  • C. fridericianus Fritsch, 1894 (type)
  • C. latifrons Gürich, 1884
  • C. multidentatus (von Huene, 1958)
  • C. minor Rieppel & Wernburg, 1998
  • C. erikae Maisch, 2014[1]

Cymatosaurus is an extinct genus of pistosauroid or nothosauriform sauropterygian. It is known from Early Triassic to the Middle Triassic period (latest Olenekian to Anisian stages) of Germany.[2]

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  1. ^ Michael W. Maisch (2014). "A well preserved skull of Cymatosaurus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the uppermost Buntsandstein (Middle Triassic) of Germany". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen. 272 (2): 213–224. doi:10.1127/0077-7749/2014/0407. 
  2. ^ Klein, N. (2010). Farke, Andrew Allen, ed. "Long Bone Histology of Sauropterygia from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic Basin Provides Unexpected Implications for Phylogeny". PLoS ONE. 5 (7): e11613. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011613. PMC 2908119Freely accessible. PMID 20657768.