Genus: Euskelosaurus HUXLEY, 1866
Etymology: Greek, eu- “good, true”, Greek, skele “limb," and Greek, sauros, "lizard": “Good limb lizard”.
= Enskelosaurus NOPCSA, 1926 (sic)
= Ensklosaurus SAUVAGE, 1883 (sic)
= Entelosaurus RUSSELL, 1971 (sic)
= Euscelesaurus LYDEKKER, 1890 (sic)
= Euscelidosaurus LYDEKKER vide NICHOLSON & LYDEKKER, 1889 (sic)
= Euscellosaurus LYDEKKER, 1890 (sic)
= Euscelosaurus COPE, 1867 (sic)
= Euskelesaurus HUXLEY, 1867 (sic)
= Euskelosaurus HEERDEN, 1980 (sic)

Species: browni HUXLEY, 1866
= Euskelesaurus brownii HUXLEY, 1867 (sic)

Holotype: BMNH 1625

Locality: (Barnard's Spruit, Ward, 15 m south of Aliwal North) Stormberg, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Upper Elliot Formation.


Age: Hettangian-Lower Sinemurian Stage, Lower Lias Epoch, Early Jurassic.

Material: Fragmentary vertebrae, proximal end of a femur, tibia, fibula, and pubis.

This breakdown is from LYDEKKER, 1890

BMNH R1625: A proximal end of a right femur.

BMNH R1625a: Proximal end of a left tibia and fibula.

BMNH R1625b: Distal end of a left tibia and fibula.

BMNH R1625c: Fragmentary undetermined bones.

Referred material:

COOPER, 1980

Locality: Limpopo Valley, Zimbabwe.

Horizon: Mpandi Formation.


Age: Probably Norian Stage, Mid Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.


QG1306: Shaft and proximal head of tibia.

QG1307: Proximal head of the fibula.

QG1311: Anterior iliac spine.

QG1314: Proximal end of tibia.

QG1326: Metatarsal IV.

QG1342: Pedal phalanx.

QG1350: Proximal head of ischium.

QG1356, 1357: Proximal head of femora.

QG1365: Distal end of ischium.

QG1370: Distal head of scapula.

QG1361: Fragmentary dorsal centrum.

QG1386: Caudal vertebra.

QG1387: Distal fragment of femur.


HUENE, 1906

Locality: Aliwal North, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.



Age: Late Triassic or Early Jurassic.


BMNH: R2802: Fragmentary centra.

BMNH R1625: Fragmentary right femur, distal end of a right tibia, fibula and astragalus.

BMNH R1626: Distal end of left femur, proximal end of left tibia.

BMNH: Neural spine.

Paris: 2 fragmentary sacral vertebrae, 2 fragmentary caudal vertebrae with haemophysis, right pubis, fragmentary left pubis, tarsal of right pes, fragmentary metatarsals and 2 phalanges.



Locality: Unknown, "District of Aliwal North", Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Lower Elliot Formation.


Age: Late Carnian or Early Norian Stage, Upper Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.



= Euskelesaurus africanus HAUGHTON, 1924
Etymology: In reference to Africa the country where the specimen was found.
= Euskelosaurus africanus (HAUGHTON, 1924) HUENE, 1932

Holotype: SAM 3608

Locality: Kromme Spruit, Transkei (Herschel) District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Base of the Red Beds.


Age: Late Triassic.

Material: 2 coosified sacral centra and ischia.