Name: Trematosaurus.
Phonetic: ‭T‬re-mat-oh-sore-us.
Named By: Hermann Burmeister-‭ ‬1849.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Trematosauroidea,‭ ‬Trematosauridae.
Species: ‭ ‬T.‭ ‬brauni‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬galae.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Germany and Russia.
Time period: Early/Mid Triassic.
Fossil representation: Several specimens though often incomplete.

       As a temnospondyl amphibian,‭ ‬Trematosaurus is the type genus of the Trematosauroidea.‭ ‬There used to be several species of Trematosaurus named,‭ ‬though currently only T.‭ ‬brauni and T.‭ ‬galae are recognised.‭ ‬This also means that Trematosaurus is currently only known from Germany and Russia,‭ ‬with the former South African species being re-assigned to other genera.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New data on trematosauroid labyrinthodonts of Eastern Europe:‭ ‬2.‭ ‬Trematosaurus galae sp.‭ ‬nov.:‭ ‬Cranial morphology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontological Journal‭ ‬44‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬457‭–‬467‭ ‬-‭ ‬I.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Novikov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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