Genus: Tapuiasaurus ZAHER, POL, CARVALHO, NASCIMENTO, RICCOMINI,
LARSON, JUAREZ-VALLERI, PIRES-DOMINGUES, SILA, & CAMPOS, 2011
Etymology: From "Tapuia", a generic name from the Jes indigenous language family used to designate tribes that inhabited the inner region of Brazil, and Greek, sauros, "lizard."
Species: macedoi ZAHER, POL, CARVALHO, NASCIMENTO,
RICCOMINI, LARSON, JUAREZ-VALLERI, PIRES-DOMINGUES, SILA, & CAMPOS, 2011
Etymology: In honor of Ubirajara Alves Macedo, who first discovered the deposits near Coracao de Jesus.
Holotype: MZSP-PV 807
Locality: EmbiraBranca Hills near Coracao de Jesus City, northern Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Horizon: Quirico Formation.
Age: Aptian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.
Material: Skull and mandible, hyoid apparatus, atals, axis, 5 cervical and 5 dorsal vertebrae and ribs, left sternal plate, right coracoid, right humerus, left radius, ulnae, metacarpals, femora, left fibula, and an almost complete left pes.