Genus: Glacialisaurus SMITH & POL, 2007
Etymology: Latin, glacialis, "icy or forzen"; in reference to the geographic location of the type species, which is from the Beardmore Glacier region in the Central Transantarctic Mountains, and Greek, sauros, "lizard."
= Prosauropoda indertae sedis HAMMER & HICKESON, 1993

Species: hammeri SMITH & POL, 2007
Etymology: In honor of Dr. William R. Hammer (Augustana College, Rock Island, USA), for his contributions to vertebrate paleontology and antarctic research.

Holotype: FMNH PR 1823

Locality: Mount Kirkpatrick near Beardmore Glacier in the Transantarctic Mountains, East Antarctica, Antarctica.
Note:Approximately 650 km from the geographic south pole.

Horizon: Lower part of the Hanson Formation.


Age: Sinemurian-Pliensbachian Stage, Lias Epoch, Early Jurassic.

Material: A partial right astragalus, medial and lateral distal preserved in articulation with each other.

Referred material:

FMNH PR 1822: Distal left femur.