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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic Bathonian
Archaeodontosaurus dent fond.jpg
Multiple views of a tooth
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Genus: Archaeodontosaurus
Buffetaut, 2005
A. descouensi
Binomial name
Archaeodontosaurus descouensi
Buffetaut, 2005
Archaeodontosaurus descouensi right mandible

Archaeodontosaurus ("ancient-toothed lizard") is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic. Its fossils were found in the Isalo III Formation of Madagascar. The type species, Archaeodontosaurus descouensi, was described in September 2005. The specific name honours the collector, Didier Descouens. It is a probable sauropod, with prosauropod-like teeth.[1]


  1. ^ Eric Buffetaut. 2005. A new sauropod dinosaur with prosauropod-like teeth from the Middle Jurassic of Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 176(5), 467-473.

External links

  • Media related to Archaeodontosaurus at Wikimedia Commons

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