Cymatosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Cymatosaurus lived during the Mid Triassic. The first Cymatosaurus fossil was discovered in 1894.
All the Cymatosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:
Cymatosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
- A. A. Klompmaker and R. H. B. Fraaije. 2011. The oldest (Middle Triassic, Anisian) lobsters from the Netherlands: taxonomy, taphonomy, paleoenvironment, and paleoecology. Palaeontologia Electronica 14(1):1A
- O. Rieppel. 1997. Revision of the sauropterygian reptile genus Cymatosaurus v. Fritsch, 1894, and the relationships of Germanosaurus Nopcsa, 1928, from the Middle Triassic of Europe. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 36:1-36
- F. v. Huene. 1914. I: Animalia. Pars 4. Saurischia et Ornithischia triadica (“Dinosauria” triadica).