sauro-, saur-, -saurus, -saurid, -saur,
-sauria, -saurian +
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
Lapparents lizard from Middle Jurassic. Named by Argentinian paleontologist José Bonaparte in 1986.
A Nothosaur from Middle Triassic Spain. It was a reptile, not a dinosaur, with flipper-like limbs and it lived both on land and in water.
“Leaellyn’s lizard” from Early Cretaceous Australia.
Named by Thomas Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich in 1989. It was named for their daughter, Leaellyn. The suffix, saura, is the feminine form in Greek.
This nomenclature (remains [remainder] lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Struthiosaurus. Named by Franz Baron Nopcsa in 1918.
A subgroup of reptiles that includes snakes and lizards.
Lesotho lizard from Late Jurassic or Early Jurassic Lesotho, southern Africa. It was an early ornithopod, a small, fast, bipedal plan eater. Named by British paleontologist Peter M. Galton in 1978.
Lexovix lizard from Middle Jurassic England and France. Its name comes from an ancient Gallic tribe, Lexovi, of Lyons, France. Named by Robert Hoffstetter in 1957.
This nomenclature (marsh lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Telmatosaurus. Named by Nopcsa in 1899/Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1872.
Lonco lizard from Late Cretaceouis southern Argentina. Named by Carlos Ameghino in 1898.
An armored lizard or cuirass lizard from Late Cretaceous southern Argentina. The name comes from Latin, coriaceus, corium, of leather; therefore, armor for protecting the back and breast. Named by German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene in 1929.
A Lourinha lizard from Late Jurassic Portugal. Its name comes from Lourinha in west-central Portugal (at Peralta) where it was found. Named by Dantas, Spanish paleontologist José Sanz, Forte Da Silva, Ortega, Dos Santo, and Cachão in 1998.
A Lourinha lizard from Late Jurassic Portugal. Named for the village of Lourhina in central-west region of Portugal (Lisbon district), abounding in remains of sauropod dinosaurs. Named by Octavio Mateus in 1998.
A lotus lizard from Middle Triassic China. Its name refers to the Lotus Kingdom (Fuquguo), another name for Hunan province, China, where the fossils were found. Named by Yihong Zhang in 1975.
A Luciano Mesa lizard from Late Triassic Luciano Mesa, New Mexico. Named by Adrian Paul Hunt and Frederic Augustus Lucas (1852-1929) in 1994.
A Luetkens lizard from Late Cretaceous Eastern Europe. It was named in honor of Christian Frederich Luetken (1827-1901), Danish zoologist and paleontologist. Named by W. Kiprijanoff in 1883.