Named By: Meyer & Plieninger - 1844.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Phytosauria.
Species: T. albertii (type), T. crocodilinus.
Known locations: France, Germany and Switzerland.
Time period: Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Remains of several individuals.
Termatosaurus was a genus of a phytosaur that lived in Europe at the end of the Triassic, an occurrence which was actually the inspiration for the genus name which means ‘end lizard’. The phytosaurs were crocodile-like reptiles, though they were not actually related to modern crocodiles.
- Beiträge zur Paläontologie Württemberg’s, enthaltend die Fossilen Wirbelthierreste aus den Triasgebilden mit Besonderer Rücksicht auf die Labyrinthodonten des Keupers [Contributions to the Paleontology of Württemberg, Including the Fossil Vertebrate Remains from the Triassic Formations with Special Regard to the Labyrinthodonts of the Keupers] 1-132. - H. von Meyer & T. Plieninger - 1844.