sauro-, saur-, -saurus, -saurid, -saur,
-sauria, -saurian +
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
A big-legged lizard from Early Jurassic central Indias odavari Valley. The name is composed of Indian bara, big plus pa, leg. Named by Sohan L. Jain, T. S. Kutty, Tapan Roy-Chowdhury and Indian paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee in 1975.
A heavy lizard from Late Jurassic South Dakota and Wyoming (USA), and Tanzania. Named by paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1890.
A Beipiao lizard from Early or Middle Cretaceous China. It was named to indicate a dinosaur found near the city of Beipiao, in the Yixian Formation in Liaoning Province, northeastern China. Named by Xu Xing, Tang Zhilu, and Wang Xiaolin in 1998 or 1999.
A beautiful (or fine) lizard from Middle Jurassic China. Its name alludes to the fine quality of the specimens of this small sauropod. It was found in Sichuan Province, China. Named by Chinese paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1988.
A Biharium (or Bihor) lizard from Late Jurassic Romania. It was named for the Bihor county region of the Carpathean Mountains of Romania where the fossils were found. Biharium is the Latin name for modern Bihor. Named by paleontologist Florian Marinescu in 1989.
A Wall Mountain pliosaur (more lizard) from Early Jurassic China. It was named from Chinese Bishan, wall mountain in Sichuan Province, China. Named by Chinese paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1980.
Blikana lizard from Late Triassic Blikana, mountain in South Africas Cape Province. Named by British paleontologist Peter M. Galton and Jacques van Heerden in 1985.
These arm lizards probably evolved from creatures like Cetiosaurus, but they had a relatively longer neck, higher shoulders, and longer arms.
Means arm lizard from Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Colorado, USA; Algeria; and Tanzania (where a complete skeleton was found). Named by Elmer S. Riggs (1859-1963) in 1903.
A short-ridge (or short-crested) lizard from Late Cretaceous Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada. Named by U. S. fossil hunter Charles Mortram Sternberg (1885-1981) in 1953.
A short-footed (or short-legged) lizard from Late Cretaceous central India. It is said to be named short-legged lizard because of the short length of the humerus. Named by Dhirendra Kishore Chakravarti in 1934.
A Brancas lizard from Early Cretaceous Europe. Named in honor of Wilhelm von Branca (1844-1928), noted German paleontologist. It was discovered in Gronau, Westphalia, in west-central Germany. Named by Theodor Hubert Wegner in 1914.
A gill lizard was a very early amphibian from early Carboniferous of the early Permian period (roughly 300 million years ago). It was not a dinosaur.
A strong lizard from Late Cretaceous North America. Named by Joseph Leidy in 1854.
This "thunder lizard" nomenclature is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Apatosaurus.