Cerritosaurus

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Cerritosaurus
Temporal range: Late Triassic
~235–205.6 Ma
Scientific classification
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Cerritosaurus

Price 1946
Species
  • Cerritosaurus binsfeldi Price 1946

Cerritosaurus is a genus of proterochampsid archosauromorph from the Late Triassic. It has been found in the Santa Maria Formation, in the Geopark of Paleorrota, Brazil. It is represented by one species.[1]

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

References

  1. ^ Cerritosaurus at Fossilworks.org

Further reading

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


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