Genus: Spinophorosaurus REMES, ORTEGA, FIERRO, JOGER, KOSMA, FERRER,
IDA & MAGA, 2009
Etymology: The genus name referes to the presence of spike-bearing osteoderms, Latin spina, "spike," Greek, phora, "to bear" and Greek, sauros, "lizard": Spike bearing lizard.
Species: nigerensis REMES, ORTEGA, FIERRO, JOGER, KOSMA, FERRER,
IDA & MAGA,
Etymology: In reference to the country of the Republic of Niger the province of the taxon.
Locality: North of the Rural Community of Aderbissinat, Thirozerine Dept., Agades Region, Republic of Niger.
Horizon: Irhazer Group.
Age: Bajocian Stage, Lower middle Dogger Epoch,- Bathonian Stage, upper middle Dogger Epoch, Middle Jurassic.
Material: Braincase, postorbital, squamosal, quadrate, pterygoid, surangular, and a nearly complete postcranial skeleton of a single individual, lacking the sternum, antebrachium, manus and pes.
Paratype: NMB-1698-R: A partial skull and incomplete postcranial skeleton. Additional elements not preserved in the holotype individual include the premaxilla, maxilla, lacrimal, dentary, angular (most of these are fragmentary), a complete set of right dorsal ribs, the humerus and an isolated pedal phalanx. The identical morphology of the overlapping elements; postorbital, squamosal, pterygid, surangular, teeth, axial skeleton, scapula.
PARAMO & ORTEGA, 2012
Number: Not given: Complete cervical series and some dorsal vertebrae of a small individual.