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Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Infraclass: Archosauromorpha
(unranked): Crurotarsi
Order: Rauisuchia
Family: unknown
Genus: Zatomus
Cope, 1871
  • Z. sarcophagus Cope, 1871 (type)

Zatomus was a genus of rauisuchian from the Late Triassic. It lived in what is now present-day North Carolina. It is classified as a rauisuchian, a type of large carnivorous thecodontian archosaur, and was once thought to be a dinosaur.[1]


  1. ^ Cope, E.D. (1871). "Observations on the distribution of certain extinct Vertebrata in North Carolina". Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 12: pp. 210-216