Meyerasaurus Smith and Vincent, 2010
The species M. victor was well figured by Fraas (1910). M. victor has been regarded historically as a species of Rhomaleosaurus and is often associated in the literature under the defunct name 'Thaumatosaurus'. A recent redescription by Smith and Vincent (2010) identified M. victor as generically distinct from Rhomaleosaurus and erected the new name Meyerasaurus (Smith and Dyke, 2008).
Meyerasaurus victor (Fraas, 1910)
The holotype specimen, SMNS 12478, ia a complete articulated skeleton.
Age and Location
Posidonien-Schiefer, Toarcian, Lower Jurassic, Holzmaden, Germany.
The holotype specimen of M. victor in ventral view (from Fraas, 1910).
The holotype specimen of M. victor, close-up of the skull (from Fraas, 1910).
The holotype specimen of M. victor as currently displayed in the SMNS
A life-restoration of M. victor on diplay in the SMNS with a close-up of the head