Named By: C. Peyre de Fabrègues & R. Allain - 2016.
Synonyms: Melanorosaurus thabanensis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha.
Species: M. thabanensis (type).
Size: Femur 48 centimetres long. Body length roughly estimated at about 4 meters.
Known locations: Lesotho - Elliot Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Initially described as a species of Melanorosaurus, M. thabanensis was elevated to its oven genus level and named Meroktenos in 2016. Meroktenos is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that once lived in Africa during the late Triassic.
- New material and revision of Melanorosaurus thabanensis, a basal sauropodomorph from the Upper Triassic of Lesotho. - PeerJ 4:e1639:1-32. - C. Peyre de Fabrègues & R. Allain - 2016.