(Emba lizard, anmed after the Emba River).
Named By: Anatoly Riabinin - 1931.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Megalosauroidea?/Tyrannosauroidea?
Species: E. minax (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Kazakhstan.
Time period: Berriasian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Two partial vertebrae.
Embasaurus is a dubious genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in Kazakhstan during the Early Cretaceous. For a long time Embasaurus has been considered to be a basal tyrannosauroid, but a later study by George Olshevsky raised the idea that Embasaurus might have been a megalosauroid.
- Two dinosaurian vertebrae from the Lower Cretaceous of Transcaspian Steppes. - Zapiski Russkogo Min. Obshchestva (ser. 2) 60: 110-113. - A. N. Riabinin - 1991.
- A revision of the parainfraclass Archosauria Cope, 1869, excluding the advanced Crocodylia. - Mesozoic Meanderings 2 (San Diego): 196. - George Olshevsky - 1991.