Genus: Suuwassea HARRIS & DODSON, 2004
Etymology: From the Crow (Native American) « Suuwassa ». Intended pronucation : « SOO-oo-WAH-see-uh ». In combination, « suuwassa » means « the first thunder heard in Spring », but use the root words, « suu », meaning « thunder », and « wassa », meaning « ancient » : are an homage to the traditional appellation « thunder lizard » often applied to sauropods (Following Brontosaurus Marsh, 1879). The use of a Crow term further reflects the position of the type locality in ancestral Crow territory as well as its proximity to the present Crow Reservation> The spelling of the name follows the best current orthography for the Crow language, which does not use Latin characters; the pronunciation is approximate and simplified.
= Genus: Nova HARRIS & DODSON, 2003

Species: emilieae HARRIS & DODSON, 2004
Etymology: In honor of the late Emilie deHellebranth, paleontology advocate who generously funded the expeditions in 199-2000 that recovered the specimen.

Holotype: ANS 21122

Locality: Southern Carbon County, South-central Montana.
Note : Because the locality lies on land accessible to the public and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and thus has the potential for illegal exploitation by non-scientific interests, more specific locality information is not provided, but is on file at the ANS and available to qualified individuals.

Horizon: Equivalent to the ?Upper Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Zone 4.

Age: Upper Part, Comobluffian age, Tithonian Stage, Uppermost Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Incomplete skull and partial skeleton.