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.

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Cymatosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. Assmann. 1937. Revision der Fauna der Wirbellosen der oberschlesischen Trias. Abhandlung der Preussischen Geologischen Landesanstalt 170:1-126
  • O. Rieppel. 1999. Variation of cranial characters in Cymatosaurus 'gracilis' Schrammen 1899 (Reptilia, Sauropterygia), and its implications for systematics. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 73(3/4):369-375
  • O. Rieppel and R. Wernburg. 1998. A new species of the sauropterygian Cymatosaurus from the Lower Muschelkalk of Thuringia, Germany. Palaeontology 41(4):575-589