sauro-, saur-, -saurus, -saurid, -saur,
-sauria, -saurian +
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
Chia-ling lizard from Late Jurassic Chia-ling River (Jialingjiang: Chinese, jialing, fine; ling, hill), Sichuan Province, China. Named by Chinese paleontologist Yang Zhong-jian (also known as: Chung Chien Young) in 1959.
Means Chien-ko lizard from China. Named by Chinese paleontologist Yang Zhong-jian (also known as: Chung Chien Young) in 1942.
Chi-lan-tai lizard from Late (or Early) Cretaceous period and found in Lake Jilantai (or Chilantai), northwest China (Inner Mongolia), Kwangtung in the south, and Siberia, Russia. Named by Hu Chengzi (Hu Chengchih) in 1958.
A Chialing lizard, a river in China. It lived during the Middle Jurassic period. It was named by paleontologist Hu Chengzi (Hu Chengchih) in 1964.
A Chinde lizard from Late Triassic Chinde Point in the Upper Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona and in New Mexico, USA. The name comes (1984) from Chinde (Navaho chii(n)dii, ghost, evil spirit). Named by Australian dinosaur expert John Long and Philip A. Murry in 1985.
A Ching-kang-kou lizard from Late Cretaceous period Chingkankou (Jingankou) village, Shandong Province, China. Named by Chinese paleontologist Yang Zhong-jian (also known as: Chung Chien Young) in 1958.
A Kinsha-kiang lizard from Late Triassic or Early Jurassic Yunnan in southern China. Kinsha-kiang is the Chinese name for the upper Yangtze River. Named by Zijin Zhao in 1986.
Meaning caped lizard is a rare, modern-day frilled lizard (not a dinosaur) that is native to New Guinea and North Australia. These climbing lizards live in trees in humid forests and eat cicadas, ants, spiders and smaller lizards. It can run quadrupedally and bipedally, with the front legs off the ground. Named by S. W. Gray in 1825.
A bony-cartilage lizard (cartilage-boned) from Early Cretaceous Isle of Wight (UK). This creature was formerly known as Eucamerotus. Named by British anatomist Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) in 1876.
Chubut lizard from Late Cretaceous Chubut Province, southern Argentina. Named by Guillermo del Corro in 1974.
A Chungking lizard from Late Jurassic Chungking (Chongqing) in Sichuan Province, China. Named by Chinese paleontologists Zhiming Dong, Shiwu Zhou, and Yihong Zhang in 1983.
A Cretaceous lizard from the Late Cretaceous age of the Green Sand deposits in Burlington County, New Jersey. First named by Joseph Leidy in 1851, its genus was redefined in 1889 by British paleontologist Richard Lydekker who assigned many species of Late Jurassic and Cretaceous plesiosaurs from around the world to Cimoliasaurus (which he respelled Cimoliosaurus).
A branched-tooth (or broken) lizard from Late Cretaceous southern Argentina. The name, klao, break is probably named for the broken-up way the type specimen was collected; that is, pieces were recovered at different times years apart. Another source [http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/indexc.shtml] says that its headless fossilized skeleton was found in Kansas, USA. Named by Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1890.
A fragment-tooth lizard from Late Cretaceous Kansas. Named by Florentin Ameghino in 1898.
A clepsydra lizard from Late Triassic North America. The name comes from Greek clepsydra, waterclock. Named by Isaac Lea in 1851.