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Temporal range: 145–140 Ma
Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous
Naturkundemuseum Berlin - Homoeosaurus maximiliani - Solnhofen.jpg
Homoeosaurus maximiliani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Sphenodontia
Family: Sphenodontidae
Subfamily: Sphenodontinae
Genus: Homeosaurus
von Meyer, 1847
  • H. maximiliani von Meyer, 1847 (type)
  • H. major Boulenger, 1891
  • H. solnhofensis Cocude-Michel, 1963

Homeosaurus is an extinct genus of sphenodont reptile. It was found in limestone in Bavaria, Germany, as well as in France and the United Kingdom. It was related to the modern tuatara, though it was a considerably more gracile. There were several species varying greatly in size and morphology.[1]

Homoeosaurus fossil


  1. ^ G. A. Boulenger, 5. On British Remains of Homœosaurus, with Remarks on the Classification of the Rhynchocephalia., Article in Journal of Zoology 59(1):167 - 172. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1891.tb06820.x