Genus: Vulcanodon RAATH, 1972
Etymology: Vulcanus, Roman god of fire, and Greek, odon, tooth: Volcano tooth.

Species: karibaensis RAATH, 1972
Etymology: In reference to the lake of Kariba.

Holotype: QG24

Locality: An unnamed island ("Island 12/127), in the Lake of Kariba, 8 km WNW of Bumi Hills Hotel, Mashonaland North, Zimbabwe.

Horizon: Vulcanodon beds.


Age: ?Hettangian Stage, Lower Lias Epoch, Early Jurassic.

Material: Fragmentary left humerus, distal end of right humerus, fragmentary right radius, right ulna, left fibula, 3 metatarsals, fragmentary sacrum, 12 articulated caudals, chevrons, fragmentary ribs, fragment of right ilium, right pubis, right ischium, fragmentary right femur, fragmentary left tibia, astragalus, left calcaneum, distal tarsals, articulated metatarsals, phalanges and unguals.
Note: Paleopathologies, right ischium, caudals 3 and 4 have the chevron fused together and are noticeabley larger than the preeeding or following vertebrae.