Genus: Dinheirosaurus BONAPARTE & MATEUS, 1999
Etymology: From Porto Dinheiro, Estremadura Province, Portugal, the locality where the holotype was collected, and Greek, sauros, “lizard”: Dinheiro lizard.

Species: lourinhanensis BONAPARTE & MATEUS, 1999
Etymology: From Lourinha, name of the Municipality where the holotype was found, Estremadura Province, Portugal.

Holotype: Museu da Lourinha, Paleontology, ML414

Locality: Porto Dinherio, on the half height of the coastal cliff, near Lourinha, Estremadura Province, Bombarral Sub-Basin, Lusitanian Basin, Portugal.

Horizon: Praia da Amoreira-Porto Nov Formation/Sobral Formation (Upper section of the Camadas de Alcobaca Formation, = “Formacao da Lourinha”).


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

Material: Cervical 13, and 14, 9 rather complete, articulated dorsal vertebrae, 7 fragmentary centra, some incomplete neural arches, 12 dorsal ribs, and fragmentary appendicular bones.