(named after Schleitheim).
Named By: Oliver W. M. Rauhut, Femke M. Holwerda & Heinz Furrer - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropodiformes.
Species: S. schutzi (type).
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.
of Schleitheimia were originally recovered in the
early 1950s by Emil
Schutz, then in 1986 named as belonging to Plateosaurus.
subsequent study of the fossils in 2020 (Rauhut et al)
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.
- 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.