Temporal range: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic
|Anchisaurus. Rutiodon is in the corner of the image. In another corner is Desmatosuchus.|
Rutiodon was a type of phytosaur. Phytosaurs were crocodile-like animals that lived during the time of dinosaurs. Its nostrils were far back on the head, close to the eyes. It was shown in the movie When Dinosaurs Roamed America trying to catch a Coelophysis. It jumped out of the water. and roared without warning.