Genus: Algoasaurus BROOM, 1904
Etymology: Found near Algoa Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, from the Portuguese alagoa “lagoon”, and Greek, sauros, “lizard”: “Algoa (Bay) lizard”.

Species: bauri BROOM, 1904
Etymology: In honor of the late George Baur, whose early death removed from the ranks of investigators one who could ill be spared.


Locality: Despatch near Port Elizabeth, near Uitenhage, near Algoa Bay, Cape Town, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Upper Kirkwood Formation.
Note: (old Sunday River Formation, Early Cretaceous).


Age: MiddleTithonian Stage, Uppermost Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic-Valanginian Stage, Lowermost Neocomian Subepoch, Lower Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Fragments of vertebrae, cervical, dorsal and caudal, ribs, fragmentary femur, fragmentary scapula and ungual.

Figure 1). Fragmentary femur, fragmentary dorsal vertebra and fragmentary scapula.

Referred material:

AMNH 5631: Ungual phalanx of type.