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Bavarisauridae is an extinct family of basal lizards found in the Solnhofen limestone near Bavaria, Germany. Two genera are recognized: Bavarisaurus[1] and Schoenesmahl.[2]

Temporal range: Late Jurassic, Tithonian
Compsognathus by Nopcsa, 1903.jpg
Schoenesmahl holotype
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Bavarisauridae
Kuhn, 1961
Type species
Bavarisaurus macrospondylus
Hoffstetter, 1953


  1. ^ Bavarisaurus at
  2. ^ Conrad, J.L. (2017). "A new lizard (Squamata) was the last meal of Compsognathus (Theropoda: Dinosauria) and is a holotype in a holotype". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 183 (3): 584–634. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx055.