Temporal range: Late Triassic, Rhaetian
An artist's illustration of Daemonosaurus chauliodus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Genus: Daemonosaurus
Sues et al., 2011
Species: D. chauliodus
Binomial name
Daemonosaurus chauliodus
Sues et al., 2011

Daemonosaurus is an extinct genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Triassic of New Mexico. Fossils have been found from deposits in the Chinle Formation, which is latest Triassic in age. While theropods had diversified into several specialized groups by this time, Daemonosaurus is a basal theropod that lies outside the clade Neotheropoda. Daemonosaurus is unusual among early theropods in that it had a short skull and long protruding teeth.

Popular CultureEdit


Primeval: New World Daemonosaurus

Daemosaurus featured in Primeval: New World where a pack attack a security guard and dragged him into the anomoly (what was left of him that is).