Named By: H. von Meyer - 1838.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria.
Species: C. tschudii.
Known locations: Europe.
Time period: Unavailable.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Charitosaurus is a little known genus of plesiosaur that is only represented by partial remains. The level of preservation of these remains is so low that Charitosaurus is actually regarded as a Nomen dubium by many.
- System der fossilen Saurier [Taxonomy of fossil saurians] - Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1845:278-285 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/T. Liebrecht] - H. von Meyer - 1838.