Genus: Dysalotosaurus VIRCHOW, 1919
Etymology: Greek, dysalotos, “difficult to be captured,” and Greek, sauros, “lizard”: “Unmatchable lizard”.
= Dypsalotosaurus GALTON, 1973 (sic)
= Dysalatosaurus COLBERT, 1961 (sic)
= Dysalotasaurus OSTORM, 1970 (sic)

Species: lettowvorbecki (VIRCHOW, 1919)
Etymology: In honor of Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (20 March 1870 – 9 March 1964), also called the Lion of Africa (German: Löwe von Afrika).
= Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki VIRCHOW, 1919
= Dysalotosaurus lettow-vorbecki VIRCHOW, 1919

Holotype: Humboldt Museum.

Locality: Quarry Ig NW of the Tendaguru Hill near the small settlement of Kindope, about 62 km NW of the port of Lindi, Tanzania.

Horizon: Middle Saurian Beds.

Biostratigraphy: Zone 2.

Age: Kimmeridgian Stage, uppermost Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Skull and skeleton.

Referred material:

HMN dy A: Complete and disarticulated cranium.

dy B: Skull.

dy C, dy f:, dy 5, dy 6: fragmentary skulls.

dy D: Posterior portion of a skull.

dy 7: Left nasal.

dy 8: Left postfrontal, supraorbital.

dy 9: Left prefrontal.

dy 10: Left supraorbital.

dy 11: Prefrontal.

dy 12: Quadrate.

dy 13: Transversum.

dy 14: Right premaxilla.

dy 15: Predentary.

dy 16: Right supraangular.

dy 17: Supraangular.

dy 18: Right supraangular, angular

dy 19: Maxillary teeth.

dy 21-23: Atlas, intercentrums.

dy 27-31: Dorsal vertebrae.

dy 32: Ribs.

dy 34: Metacarpal.

dy 35: Right ischium.

dy 36: Right femur.

dy 37, UT 1495/14, UT/1523/13, UT/1523/18, UT/1523/19: Left femora.

dy 38: Right tibia.

dy 39: Left astragalus.

dy 40: Nearly complete right leg.

dy 41: Nearly complete right leg.

dy 42: Distal tarsals.

dy 44, 45: Tarsals.

dy 46, 47: Metatarsals.

dy I: 20 presacral, 3 sacral, fragmentary caudal vertebrae, ribs, right scapula, left scapula, right sternal plate, left humerus, left ulna, left radius, right pubis, fragmentary left ischium.

dy II: 9 presacral, 6 sacral, 8 caudal, haemapophyse, and ilium

dy III: 2 presacral, 6 sacral vertebrae.

dy IV: Caudal vertebrae.

dy V: 3 sacral, 6 caudal vertebrae, chevrons.

dy VI: Right hinterglidemasse.

dy V: Right pubis, right ischium, fibula, right pes.

dy V: Astragalus.

HMN (Mounted skeleton)

HMN WJ9027: Left tibiae.

UT 1495/9, UT/1523/11: Left ilia.

UT 1495/22: Left humerus, left ulna.

UT 1495/23: Left humerus, right ulna, right metacarpal? II.

UT/1523/1, UT/1523/3, UT/1523/4, UT/1523/6, UT/1523/7, UT/1523/8: Fragmentary ischium.

UT/1523/12: Fragmentary left ischium.

UT/1523/25: Left pes.

UT/1523/24: Left humerus.

HÜBNER, 2008, HÜBNER & RAUHUT, 2010

BSPG AS 1 834: Juvenile skull.

WITZMANN, ASBACH, REMES, HAMPE, HILGER & PAULKE, 2008

MB.R.1617: Hemivertebra.

Note: Pathology, possibly from scoliosis.

WITZMANN, CLAESON, HAMPE, WIEDER, HILGER, MANKE, NIEDERHAGEN, ROTHSCHILD, & ASBACH, 2011

MB.R.1336: Pathologic vertebra with paget disease.