|Named By:||Georg Gurich in 1884|
|Time Period:||Lower and Middle Triassic (Olenekian to Anisian)|
|Size:||Around 20 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Partial post cranial remains of the anterior (forward portion) skeleton|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Nothosauroidea | Pachypleurosauria | Pachypleurosauridae ||
|Also known as:||| Dactylosaurus schroederi ||
Dactylosaurus is a genus of nothosaur in the family Pachypleurosauridae. Along with Anarosaurus, Dactylosaurus was one of the earliest known pachypleurosaurs to come from Europe.