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meaning: "Nimble lizard"
Named By: Friedrich von Huene in 1908
Time Period: Late Triassic, 208 Ma
Location: Germany - Stubensandstein
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial jaw and post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Theropoda | Halticosauridae |

Halticosaurus (pron.:"HAL-tick-oh-SORE-us") is a dubious genus of theropod dinosaur from the late Triassic period (middle Norian stage, around 208 million years ago). It is known from a single fragmentary fossil specimen of the species H. longotarsus, found in the Middle Stubensandstein formation of what is present-day Germany. The only known specimen was poorly preserved and may have been put together from bones of unrelated animals. Further research would be required to determine which of the bones belonged together, and what kind of theropod Halticosaurus was. However, most of the bones have been lost. For these reasons, Halticosaurus is considered to be a nomen dubium.

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