Genus: Tecovasaurus HUNT & LUCAS, 1994
Etymology: For the Tecovas formation, which yielded the holotype of the type species and Greek, sauros, "lizard."

Species: murryi HUNT & LUCAS, 1994
Etymology: For Phillip A. Murry, to honor his many contributions to the study of Late Triassic microvertebrates.

Holotype: NMMNH P-18192

Locality: NMMNH 1430, at the head of the south fork of Home Creek north of Kalgary Locality, UTM 3701500N, 398850E, zone 14, NAD 27, Crosby County, Texas.

Horizon: Colorado City Member, Tecovas Formation, Chinle Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Adamanian, Latest Carnian Stage, Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.

Material: Dentary/maxillary tooth.

Paratypes:

NMMNH P-18193 (A), P-18196 (B): Teeth.

Topotypes:

NMMNH P-26417: 2 teeth.

Referred material:

Locality: Placerias quarry (UCMP A269, MNA 207C), Big Hollow Wash near Romero Springs, a small valley 6 1/2 miles (approximately 10.4 km) S 65"W of St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona. (Located 0.3 miles northwest of Romero Springs at approximately Long. 109'28'W and lat. 34"27'N on the USGS St. Johns quadrangle of 1921.)

Horizon: Blue Mesa Member, Petrified Forest Formation, Chinle Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Carnian Stage, Lower Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.

Material:

MNA Pl. 1704: 4 dentary/maxillary teeth (A).

MNA Pl. 1699: Dentary/maxillary tooth (B).


HECKERT, 1997

Locality: NMMNH L-2739, Zuni Mountains, West Central New Mexico.

Horizon: Bluewater Creek Formation, Lower Chinle Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Adamanian, Latest Carnian Stage, Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.

Material:

NMNH P-18402: Partial tooth.

 

HECKERT, LUCAS & HUNT, 1997

Locality: Fort Wingate, New Mexico.

Horizon: Bluewater Creek Formation, Lower Chinle Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Adamanian, Latest Carnian Stage, Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.

Material:

Number: Not given: Teeth.