sauro-, saur-, -saurus, -saurid, -saur,
-sauria, -saurian +
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
The "dinosaur crocodile" named in reference to the resemblance of the animal's huge skull to that of a carnivorous saurischian dinosaur. From Late Triassic South America. Named by Reig in 1959.
Known as Scomberesocidae, or skippers, they are typically active zooplankton feeders that commonly skip and jump at the surface in large schools.
A Scania lizard from Late Cretaceous Northern Europe. This fossil was named to indicate a form found in the province of Scania, in the Baltic region of southern Sweden. Named by Persson in 1959.
A limb (or rib or hind-leg) lizard from Early Jurassic Lyme Regis, southern England, Arizona (USA), and Tibet. It was named by British anatomist Sir Richard Owen in 1868.
This nomenclature (spiny lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Eoplocephalus or Dyoploaurus. Named by Franz Baron Nopcsa in 1928.
Scutellosaurus (s) (noun), Scutellosauruses (PL)
A small shield lizard from Late Jurassic Arizona (southwestern USA). Named by Edwin Harris Colbert (born 1905) in 1981.
A separate (or severed, divided) lizard from Late Cretaceous Argentina. It was found in Patagonia, Argentina, and therefore, it is said to be a fossil-form that is geographically separated from the North American, European, and Asian members of the family. Named by Michael K. Brett-Surman in 1979.
Seeley lizard Early Jurassic Europe. Named in honor of Harry Govier Seeley (1839-1909), British vertebrate paleontologist. Named by White in 1940.
Segi Canyon lizard may be from Early Jurassic period and found in Segi Canyon (Navajo Sandstone), north-central Arizona. Named by Charles Lewis Camp in 1936.
A family of slow lizards.
A slow lizard from Late Cretaceous southeast Mongolia. Named by Altangerel Perle in 1979.
An earth-shaking (or earthquake) lizard from Late Jurassic New Mexico, USA. Named by U. S. paleontologist David Gillette in 1991.
A saddle lizard from Late Triassic Germany. It name was considered to be a Plateosaurus, but it is said that the saddle between the prezygopophyses and the neural spine is much wider and flatter than previously recognized. Named by German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene in 1908.
Translated as, Shamo (desert) lizard from Early Cretaceous Asia. The name refers to the Gobi desert in Mongolia, where it was discovered. Named by Russian paleontologist Tatjana Alekseevna Tumanova in 1983.
Shan-shan lizard from Late Cretaceous China. It was found in Shan-shan, Turpan Basin, northwest China. Named by Chinese paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1977.