(Elhraz lizard, after the Elhraz Formation where the holotype
remians were recovered from).
Named By: P. M. Galton - 2009.
Synonyms: Valdosaurus nigeriensis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosuria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Iguanodontia, Dryosauroidea, Dryosauridae.
Species: E. nigeriensis (type).
Size: Femur 13.1 centimetres long.
Known locations: Niger - Elrhaz Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Femur (upper leg/thigh bone). Humerus (upper arm bone) has also been assigned to the genus.
Originally described as a species of Valdosaurus, Elrhazosaurus is a genus of small dryosaurid ornithopod that lived in Africa during the early Cretaceous.
- Valdosaurus, a hypsilophodontid dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Europe and Africa. - Géobios 15 (2): 147–159. - P. M. Galton & P. Taquet - 1982.
- Notes on Neocomian (Lower Cretaceous) ornithopod dinosaurs from England - Hypsilophodon, Valdosaurus, "Camptosaurus", "Iguanodon" - and referred specimens from Romania and elsewhere. - Revue de Paléobiologie, Genève 28(1):211-273. - P. M. Galton - 2009.