Termatosaurus

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Termatosaurus
Temporal range: Rhaetian-Hettangian
Termatosaurus albertii teeth.JPG
Teeth of T. albertii
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Termatosaurus

Meyer & Plieninger, 1844
Species
  • T. albertii Meyer & Plieninger, 1844 (type)
  • T. crocodilinus Quenstedt, 1858

Termatosaurus ("end lizard", because it came from the end of the Upper Triassic) is a genus of phytosaur, an extinct crocodile-like aquatic animal. Its remains come from the Upper Triassic and probably the Early Jurassic of Europe. Two species are known of this animal: the type species, Termatosaurus albertii, named by Meyer and T. Plieninger in 1844; and T. crocodilinus, by Quenstedt (1858). It is very obscure and apparently considered to be dubious.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stocker, M. R.; Butler, R. J. (2013). "Phytosauria". Geological Society, London, Special Publications. doi:10.1144/SP379.5.