(coloured earth lizard).
Named By: M. D. Ezcurra - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Guaibasauridae, Saturnaliinae.
Species: C. novasi (type).
Size: Roughly about 2 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina - Ischigualasto Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Chromogisaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Triassic. At only about two meters long, Chromogisaurus was small for its kind, though certainly not unique. The main predators of Chromogisaurus would have mainly been the emerging theropod dinosaurs, though late surviving rauisuchians would have been potential threats as well.
- A new early dinosaur (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic of Argentina: a reassessment of dinosaur origin and phylogeny. - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 8:371-425. - M. D. Ezcurra - 2010.