|Named By:||Hans Dieter Seus in 2003|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic|
|Location:||Canada, Nova Scotia - Wolfville Formation|
|Size:||Roughly about 110-120 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Skull and partial postcranial skeleton|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Diapsida | Archosauromorpha | Teraterpetidae ||
Teraterpeton (meaning "wonderful creeping thing" in Greek) is an extinct genus of trilophosaurid archosauromorph. A partial skeleton was described from the Late Triassic Wolfville Formation of Nova Scotia in 2003. It has many unique features seen in no other related form, including an elongated, toothless snout and large openings for the nostrils. Because of this, Teraterpeton was originally placed in its own family, Teraterpetidae, however it's now considered to be a member of Trilophosauridae.