Genus: Embrithosaurus WATSON, 1914
Etymology: Greek, embrithos, “heavy, ponderous”, Greek, sauros, “lizard”: Ponderous lizard.

Species: schwarzi WATSON, 1914
Etymology:

Holotype: SAM 8034

Locality: Hoogeveld Lot A, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: A complete skull and lower jaw, hyoid, isolated vertebrae, probably 8-33, left humerus, complete pelvis and hindlimbs, some ribs and osteoderms, isolated phalanges. Orginally, the shoulder girdle and all presacral vertebrae were also present.

Referred material:

GSP CBT112: Complete skull, lower jaw, and complete postcranium, including well-preserved manus, pes, osteoderms, and caudal vertebrae.

GSP R338: Incomplete juvenile skull and lower jaw, both missing parts of left side.

SAM K324: Pelvis.

 


Locality: Hottentots River, Beaufort West, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Material:

BMNH R7782: Skull missing lower jaw, atlas-axis comples.
Note: LEE, 1997…Postcranial material is supposed to be present (Watson, 1917) but can no lower be located. Provisional identification.

HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1930

SAM 9148: Fragmentary skeleton.