Genus: Amotosaurus FRASER & RIEPPEL, 2006
Etymology: Greek, amoto, "wild": in honor of Rupert Wild and his significant contribution to the study of tanystropheids, and Greek, sauros, 'lizard'.

Species: rotfeldensis FRASER & RIEPPEL, 2006
Etymology: In reference to the locality where the material was collected.
= Tanystropheus antiquus (referred material)

Holotype: SMNS 50830

Locality: Quarry Kossig, Rothfelden, district Claw, and foundation pit Kappler, Pflzgrafenweler, district Freudenstadt, Northern Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg State, Southwest Germany.

Horizon: Upper Buntsandstein ('Violet horizon 5' of ORTLAM, 1967).


Age: Sycthian Epoch, Late Early Triassic.

Material: Cervical series, pectoral and pelvic elements, scattered dorsal vertebrae and skull bones.

Referred material:

SMNS 50691: Skull in ventral view, parts of forelimb and pectoral girdle.

SMNS 54783a, b: Several associated skeletons. 2 necks and skulls interwined. Dorsal series of one individual is complete. At least three articulated hind legs preserved.

SMNS 54784a, b: 2 skulls in ventral view with shagreen of teeth clearly displayed. The palatines, pterygoids and vomers are well displayed on both skulls.

SMNS 54810: Block with a mass of disassociated bones, including skull, limb elements, pes, cervical and dorsal vertebrae.

SMNS 90600: Sacral and proximal caudal region.

SMNS 90601: Articulated left maxilla and jugal.


SMNS 90543, 90544, 90551, 90559, 90563, 90564, 90566, 90599-90601:

Unnumbered: Several blocks containing a variety of rather fragmentary remains. These include a skull and forelimb and a series of neck and trunk vertebrae. Other specimens include isolated cranial elements, short secetions of the vertebral column and partial limb elements.

WILD, 1980

SMNS 16687: Skull imperfectly known and imperfect skeleton.

BLNK: 2 cervical vertebrae with cervical ribs.

SMNS 50831: Cervical vertebra.

Humboldt Universitat Berlin No. M.B. 1970.42.6: Cervical vertebra.