|Named By:||J. Ferigolo & M. C. Langer in 2007|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, 225 Ma|
|Location:||Brazil - Caturrita Formation|
|Size:||About 1.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Dentaries and partial skull and post cranial remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauromorpha | Dinosauriformes | Silesauridae ||
Sacisaurus is a silesaurid dinosauriform from the Late Triassic (Norian) Caturrita Formation of southern Brazil. The scientific name, Sacisaurus agudoensis, refers to the city where the species was found, Agudo in the Rio Grande do Sul state, whereas Sacisaurus refers to Saci, a famous one-legged creature from Brazilian mythology, because the fossil skeleton was found with a leg missing. It was discovered in the geopark of Paleorrota.