Genus: Veterupristisaurus RAUHUT, 2011
Etymology: Latin, veterus, 'old', Latin, pristis, 'a large sea monster, oftenused for sharks, and Greek, sauros, 'lizard'; Thus, the name means old shark lizard, in reference to the status of the new taxon as the currently oldest known represntative of the shark-toothed lizards, the carcharodontosaurids.

Species: milneri RAUHUT, 2011
Etymology: In honor of Angela C. Milner, for her many contributions to vertebrate paleontology, including numerous works on theropod dinosaurs.

Holotype: MB R 1938 (St 270)

Locality: Locality St (EH), Tendaguru, Tanzania, East Africa.

Horizon: Middle Dinosaur (Saurian bed) Member, Tendaguru Formation.


Age: Kimmeridigan to earliest Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Referred material:

MB R 2166 (St 757): 2 partially fused posterior middle caudal vertebrae

Note: Pathologic.