Genus: Coelurosauravus PIVETEAU, 1926
Etymology: Greek, koilos, "hollow," Greek, oura, "tail," Greek, sauros, "lizard," and Latin, avis, "grandfather, ancestor."
= Daedalosaurus CARROLL, 1978
Etymology: In reference to Daedalus; according to Greek legend, the inventor of wings and the father of Icarus, and Greek, sauros, "lizard"; Daedalus's lizard.

Species: elivensis PIVETEAU, 1926
Etymology: In reference to Mount Eliva, South-western Madagascar, where the specimen was found.

Holotype: Institut de Paleontologie, Paris, No 1908-11-21a

Locality: Mount Eliva (Sakamena River Valley; Morondava Basin), Tulear, South-western Madagascar.

Horizon: Lower Sakamena Formation, Sakamena Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lopingian Subepoch, Upper Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material: Maxillae, premaxilla and fragmentary skeleton.

Pes after EVANS & HAUBOLD, 1987.

Section of postcranial skeleton to show dorsal vertebrae and proximal ribs. (after EVANS, 1982).

Referred material:

Institut de Paleontologie, Paris, No. 1908-11-22a: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.

A) cervical vertebra; B) anterior dorsal vertebra; C) posterior dorsal of holotype; D) right carpus of IP 1908-5-2 in palmer view, E) reconstruction of carpus. (Modified from EVANS & HAUBOLD, 1987).

= Daedalosaurus madagascariensis CARROLL, 1978
Etymology: In reference to Madagascar, the country of the specimens origin.

Holotype: Institut de Paleontologie, No. 1908-5-2

Locality: Vicinity of Mount Eliva, upper reaches of the Sakamena River Valley, Toliary Province, South-Western Madagascar.

Horizon: Upper portion of the lower Sakamena Formation, Sakamena Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lopingian Subepoch, Upper Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.

Skeleton after EVANS & HAUBOLD, 1987.

Pectoral girdle and right forelimb (after EVANS & HAUBOLD, 1987).

A) Right femur; B) proximal crus. (After EVANS & HAUBOLD, 1987).