Genus: Protorosaurus MEYER, 1830
Etymology:
= Proterosaurus AGASSIZ, 1846 (sic)
= Protosaurus DUMERIL & BIBRON, 1836 (sic)

Species: speneri MEYER, 1830
Etymology:

Holotype: Royal Collage of Surgeons 308

Locality: Near Eisenach, Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon: Zechstein Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Kupferschiefer, Ufimian Stage, Lowermost Guadelupian Stage, Lowermost Zechistein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

Referred material:

EVENS & KING, 1993

Locality: From a spoil heap at Quarrington Quarry (NZ 329 378) from a railway cutting near Middridge Quarry, about 10 km south-east of Durhma, Durham County, England.

Horizon: Marl Slate.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Ufimian-Lowest Kazanian Stage, Lower-Middle Guadelupian Stage, Lowermost Zeichistein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

Tyne and Wear county Museums Service, TWCMS S1348.1 (Mainblock) and TWCMS S1348.2 (counterpart block): Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.

 

HANCOCK, 1870

Locality: Midderidge, Durham, Durham County, England.

Horizon: Marl Slate.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Ufimian-Lowest Kazanian Stage, Lower-Middle Guadelupian Stage, Lowermost Zeichistein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

NEWHM G.055.46: 2 neural arches, 9 dorsal, 2 sacral and 10 caudal vertebrae.

 

LYDEKKER, 1888

Locality: Heidelberg near Schweina in Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Permian.

Material:

BMNH R1242, 42760: Fragmentary skeletons.

 

MUNK & SUES, 1993

Locality: Richelsdorf Mountainous, Hesse State, Germany.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Kupferschiefer, Ufimian Stage, Lowermost Guadelupian Stage, Lowermost Zechistein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

Bartholomaus-Simon personal collection: Fragmentary skeleton with stomach contents of the conifer Ullmannia frumentaria.
Note: Also found with gastroliths.

 

SEELEY, 1887

Locality: Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Permian.

Material:

Number: Not given: Fragmentary specimen.

Number: Not given: Freiberg: Fragmentary specimen.

Number: Not given: Berlin: Fragmentary specimen.

 

WEILGELT, 1932

Locality: Richelsdorf Mountains, Hesse State, Germany.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Kupferschiefer, Ufimian Stage, Lowermost Guadelupian Stage, Lowermost Zechistein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

Number: Not given: Fragmentary skeleton.

 

= Protorosaurus huxleyi HANCHOCK, 1870
Etymology:

Holotype:

Locality: Midderidge, Durham, Durham County, England.

Horizon: Marl Slate.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Ufimian-Lowest Kazanian Stage, Lower-Middle Guadelupian Stage, Lowermost Zeichistein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material: Cervicals, dorsal vertebrae, ribs, scapula, coracoid, humeri, ulnae, fibula, metatarsals, right femur, right tibia, right fibula and some foot bones.