sauro-, saur-, -saurus, -saurid, -saur,
-sauria, -saurian +
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
Wannan lizard from Early Cretaceous China. It was named for the Chinese provinnce where its incomplete skeleton was found. Named by Chinese paleontologist Lianhai Hou in 1977.
Woolunga lizard from Early Cretaceous Australia. This fossil was named for the Woolunga, a reptile-like beast in Australian aboriginal mythology. It was found near Glendower Station, Prairie, North Central Queensland, Australia. It was not a dinosaur.
A Wuerho lizard from Early Cretaceous Wuerho District, Sinkiang, northwest China. Named by the Chinese dinosaurologist and paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1973.
A strange-ankle lizard from Late Cretaceous Argentina. Named by Argentinian paleontologists Rubén Martinez, Olga Giménez, Rodriguez, and Graciela Bochatey in 1986.
From Middle Jurassic Dashanpu quarry, China; meaning, small lizard. Named by Chinese paleontologists Zhiming Dong and Tang Zhilu in 1983.
A Xuanhan lizard from Middle Jurassic China. It was named for Xuanhan County, in China, by Chinese paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1984.
A dinosaur from Early Cretaceous China and named by Chinese paleontologist Zijin Zhao in 1986.
This nomenclature (Yale [University] lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Anchisaurus. Named by German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene in 1932.
"Yangdu lizard" from Middle Jurassic China. Named for the "Salt Capital" of Sichuan Province in China by Chinese paleontologists Zhiming Dong, Dr. Mee-Mann Chang, Li Jinling, and Shiwu Zhou in 1978.
Yang-chuan lizard from Late Jurassic China. Named by Chinese paleontologists Zhiming Dong, Dr. Mee-Mann Chang, Li Jinling, and Shiwu Zhou in 1978.
A Yimen lizard, a new genus of prosauropod from Early Jurassic Fengjiahe Formation in Yimen County (Yuxi region) of Yunnan Province [Yunnan Yimen yuanxijiao lei yi xin shu]. Named by Bai Ziqi, Yang Jie, and Wang Guohui in 1990.
This nomenclature (Yunnan Province lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Lufengosaurus. Named by Chinese paleontologist Yang Zhong-jian (also known as: Chung Chien Young) in 1942.
Yuzhou-plio lizard from Middle Jurassic China. Its name comes from Yuzhou a former name for Chongqing (Chungking), a major city on the Chang Jiang (Yangzte) River in Sichuan Province, China.
A west-wind lizard from Early Cretaceous western USA (Montana). Named by Canadian paleontologist Hans-Dieter Sues in 1980.
Zigong lizard from Late Jurassic Zigong, Szechuan, China. Named by Lianhai Hou, Chao Shichin (or Zhao Xijin?), and Chu in 1976.