Synonyms for xenosaurid or Related words with xenosaurid

didelphodon              gallimimus              gorgonopsid              mekosuchus              thylacosmilus              iguanid              titanoboa              nothosaurus              quetzalcoatlus              dunkleosteus              goniopholis              gastornis              macrauchenia              glyptodon              doedicurus              belemnoids              bernissartia              paralititan              uintatherium              thylacoleo              andrewsarchus              champsosaurus              grallator              taniwhasaurus              sphenosuchian              anserimimus              placoderm              crocodilian              protoceratops              utahraptor              seymouria              hyaenodon              anomalocaris              dimorphodon              megantereon              mosasaurus              cryolophosaurus              nonavian              cymbospondylus              metatherian              eomaia              teratophoneus              dryosaurus              varanoid              hylonomus              gigantopithecus              othnielia              eryops              cryptoclidus              mongoliensis             

Examples of "xenosaurid"
paramacellodid, scincomorphan, and xenosaurid lizards, the shartegosuchid crocodyliform "Kyasuchus", the tritylodontid cynodont "Xenocretosuchus", the triconodont mammal "Gobiconodon", the ceratopsian dinosaur "Psittacosaurus", troodontid theropod dinosaurs, and sauropods, all of which have been described from the locality in the past few decades.
Nordenosaurus is an extinct genus of crocodilian. When first named in 1973 the genus was thought to be a squamate and was assigned to the family Xenosauridae. A single frontal bone was found from the Norden Bridge locality of the lower Valentine Formation in Brown County, Nebraska, thought to date back to the late Miocene. The size of the bone was initially taken as evidence that it was a giant xenosaurid. The specific name of the type species, "N. magnus", alludes to its extremely large size in comparison to other xenosaurids known at the time. In 1982, paleontologist Jacques Gauthier reinterpreted "Nordenosaurus" as a small crocodilian rather than a giant xenosaurid. The frontal bone is hour-glass shaped and covered in deep pits, unlike those of any lizard but similar to the frontals of most crocodilians.
In the 1920s, much of the holotype specimen of "S. ensidens" was prepared by removing marl from around the bones. This revealed many new features of "Saniwa", including the underside of the skull and parts of the vertebrae. American paleontologist Charles W. Gilmore restudied the holotype and described new features in 1922. He described many of these features from a fragment of the snout and lower jaw. Although this fossil was well preserved, it was not found in the same block of marl as other parts of the specimen. This fossil was reexamined in 2003 and was found to belong to a xenosaurid lizard, not "Saniwa".
Carusia is an extinct genus of lizard from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. It is a close relative of the family Xenosauridae, which includes living knob-scaled lizards. Fossils of the type and only species Carusia intermedia come from the late-Campanian age Barun Goyot Formation and have been found in the Flaming Cliffs, Ukhaa Tolgod, and Kheerman Tsav fossil localities. "Carusia" was first described in 1985 under the name "Carolina intermedia", but since the name "Carolina" was preoccupied by a genus of scarab beetles that had been named in 1880, it was renamed "Carusia intermedia". "Carusia" had initially been known from fragmentary skull material, complicating efforts to determine its evolutionary relationships with other lizards; it had variously been described as an indeterminate scincomorph, a xenosaurid, or some other type of autarchoglossan lizard convergent with xenosaurids. However, the discovery of 35 complete skulls in the 1990s, three of which were described in a detailed 1998 monograph, revealed that "Carusia" was the sister taxon (closest relative) of Xenosauridae, compelling the authors of the monograph to create a new clade called Carusioidea to include both taxa.