Genus: Venenosaurus TIDWELL, CARPENTER & MEYER, 2001
Etymology: Lati, veneons, "poison," in reference to the Poision Strip Member, Cedar Mountain Formation, from which the type specimen was collected, and Greek, sauros, "lizard."

Species: dicrocei TIDWELL, CARPENTER & MEYER, 2001
Etymology: In honor of Anthony DiCroce, who discovered the specimen.

Holotype: DMNH 40932

Locality: Excat locality data is on file at DMNN, Tony’s Bone Bed, Grand County, Utah.

Horizon: Poison Strip Member, Middle Cedar Mountain Formation.


Age: Cashenranchian age, Aptian-Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: 9 disarticulaed caudal vertebrae, left scapula, right radius, left ulna, 5 metacarpals, 4 manus phalanges, right pubis, left and right ischium, 3 metatarsals, astragalus, chevrons and ribs.

Referred material:


DMNH 40930: Right metacarpals II and III, left metacarpals II, IV and V, right ulna, a dorsal rib head, in addition to a poorly preserved cervical centrum and several caudal centra of a juvenile.