This nomenclature (hollow [boned] lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Struthiomimus meaning, ostrich mimic from Late Cretaceous southern Alberta, Canada and New Jersey, USA. Named by Joseph Leidy in 1865.
These are hollow-tailed lizards from Jurassic through Cretaceous periods and are closely related to birds (and includes the birds).
A hill lizard from Cretaceous western North America. Named by Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 187
2. This fossil was later correctly attributed the dentary of Ichthyornis.
Los Colorados lizard (named from the Late Triassic Los Colorados Formation of La Rioja, Argentina). Named in 1983 by David Lambert, a freelance writer of popular-level books on palaeontology.
A diving lizard from Late Jurassic Europe. It was named to indicate a swimming reptile and was found in Kimmeridge Clay in Oxfordshire, England. Named by Harry Govier Seeley in 1874.
An adorned lizard from Late Triassic North America. Named by Joseph Leidy in 1856.
A helmet lizard from Late Cretaceous Alberta, Canada. It had a hollow, helmet-shaped crest on top of its long, narrow head. The name comes from Greek koryth, korys,helmet, crown of the head. Named by paleontologist Barnum Brown (1873-1963) in 1914.
Cose lizard from Middle Triassic Spain and named for the Cose people of Spain. Named by Paul Ellenberger and Spanish paleontologist J. F. de Villalta in 1974.
Stem lizards that evolved from amphibians during the Early Carboniferous period. and went extinct at the end of the Triassic period.
An order of primitive reptiles descended from certain labyrinthodont amphibians. The cotylosaurs were probably the stem reptiles, from which other reptilian orders evolved.
A bowl (cup or crater) lizard from Early Cretaceous southern England. Named by British paleontologist Harry Govier Seeley (1839-1909) in 1874.
This nomenclature (flesh lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Allosaurus. Named by Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1878.
A crested lizard from Early Cretaceous Africa. Named by Philippe Taquet and Canadian paleontologist Dr. Dale Alan Russell in 1998.
A “frozen-crested lizard” from Early Jurassic.
The name is a reference to both the freezing conditions under which the fossil remains of a large theropod were extracted on Mount Kirkpatrick in the Queen Alexandra Range, west central Antarctica, and to the unusual ridged, transverse bony crest on the animal’s forehead.
It was originally compared to Elvis Presley’s 1950’s pompadour hair-do. Named by U. S. paleontologists William R. Hammer and Hickerson in 1994.
This nomenclature (hidden lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Cryptodraco; meaning hidden dragon from Late Jurassic Cambridgeshire, England. Named by Harry Govier Seeley in 1869.
A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "snakes or other reptiles":