An unmarried (mateless) lizard from Late Cretaceous Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The unusual name Alectrosaurus is not derived from Greek alektor, rooster and does not mean rooster lizard or eagle lizard as stated in some sources. Named by U. S. paleontologist Charles Whitney Gilmore in 1933.
Algoa lizard from Early Cretaceous Algoa Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Algoasaurus had most of its skeleton pulverized to make brick because the quarrymen didnt recognize the bones as those of a dinosaur. Named by Scottish physician Robert Broom in 1904.
Means other lizard from Late Cretaceous period and most have been found in North America; however, they are said to have lived in every continent.
Means other (or different) lizard from Late Jurassic North America, Africa, Australia, and maybe Asia. One source calls it a strange (vertebra) lizard. This creature was formerly known as Labrosaurus and Saurophagus. Named by Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1877.
An Alvarez lizard from Late Cretaceous (or Early Cretaceous) Neuquen Province, Argentina. It was named for Don Gregorio Alvarez, noted historian from Argentina. Named by Argentinian paleontologist José Bonaparte in 1991.
An Alxa lizard from Early Cretaceous Alxa (Alashan) Desert of Inner Mongolia. Named by Dale A. Russell and Chinese paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1993.
An Alzada lizard named for the town of Alzada in southeastern Montana. Named by U. S. paleontologist Samuel Paul Welles in 1943.
An Armarga lizard from Early Cretaceous La Amarga Creek, Argentina. Named by Leonardo Salgado and Argentinian paleontologist José Bonaparte in 1990.
A “sand (or sand-stone) lizard” from Late Triassic or Early Jurassic Connecticut and Arizona, USA.
Only the back half of the specimen was rescued from a quarry in the Connecticut River Valley because the front half was already sawed into blocks to build South Manchester Bridge in Manchester. The bridge was demolished in 1969, and researchers at Yale were able to retrieve some additional fossil material.
Named by Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1891.
A vineyard lizard from Late Cretaceous south-central France. Its name comes from Greek ampelos, vine alluding to the bone-bed site where the fossils were found; located at the southern end of the Blanquette de Limoux vineyards in Campagne-sur-Aude, south-central France. Named by French paleontologist Jean Le Loeuff in 1995.
This nomenclature (near 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 Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1882 and previously by Thomas Pallister Barkas in 1870.
Amtgay lizard from Late Cretaceous Amtgay, Omongov province, southern Mongolia. Named by Sergei Mikhailovich Kurzanov and Tatyana Alekseyevna Tumanova in 1978.
Amur [River Basin] lizard from a new discovery in the far eastern area of Russia near the Chinese border. Named by Russian Geologists Yuri Bolotski and Anatoli Sorokin in 1999.
Anasazi (ancient ones) lizard from Late Cretaceous New Mexico. This fossil was named for the ancient Anasazi people, who lived in the Chaco Canyon near the locality where the fossil was found in New Mexico. Named by Adrian Paul Hunt and Frederic Augustus Lucas (1852-1929) in 1993.
This nomenclature (duck lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Edmontosaurus..
A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "snakes or other reptiles":