Name: Schleitheimia ‭(‬named after Schleitheim‭)‬.
Phonetic: Shly-fighm-e-ah.
Named By: Oliver W.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Rauhut,‭ ‬Femke M.‭ ‬Holwerda‭ & ‬Heinz Furrer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropodiformes.
Species: S.‭ ‬schutzi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain for certain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Switzerland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Klettgau Formation.
Time period: Late‭ (‬Norian‭?) ‬Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial right ilium,‭ ‬additional bones‭ ‬also attributed to‭ ‬the genus because of their close proximity to the holotype.

       Fossils of Schleitheimia were originally recovered in the early‭ ‬1950s by Emil Schutz,‭ ‬then in‭ ‬1986‭ ‬named as belonging to Plateosaurus.‭ ‬A subsequent study of the fossils in‭ ‬2020‭ (‬Rauhut et‭ ‬al‭) ‬found them different enough to warrant the creation of‭ ‬a‭ ‬new genus.‭ ‬The name Schleitheimia is derived from the name Schleitheim,‭ ‬the location where they were first found.‭ ‬The type species name S.‭ ‬schutzi is in honour of Emil Schutz.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A derived sauropodiform dinosaur and other sauropodomorph material from the Late Triassic of Canton Schaffhausen,‭ ‬Switzerland.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Swiss Journal of Geosciences.‭ ‬113‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬Article number‭ ‬8.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Oliver W.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Rauhut,‭ ‬Femke M.‭ ‬Holwerda‭ & ‬Heinz Furrer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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