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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic Middle Jurassic
Archaeodontosaurus dent fond.jpg
Tooth - multiple views of same specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Genus: Archaeodontosaurus
Species: A. descouensi
Binomial name
Archaeodontosaurus descouensi
Buffetaut, 2005

Archaeodontosaurus ("ancient-toothed lizard") is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic. Its fossils were found in 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]

Archaeodontosaurus descouensi


  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.

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