Genus: Staffia HEINRICH, 1999
Etymology: In honor the German geologist and palaeontologist of Hans von Staff (1883-1915) who ran excavations of the German Tendaguru expedition in 1911

Species: aenigmatica HEINRICH, 1999
Etymology: Latin, aenigma, “enigma”.

Holotype: MB.Ma. 48080

Locality: Site Jg (Wj), Tendaguru, Tanzania, East Africa.

Horizon: Middle Saurian bed, Tendaguru Formation.


Age: Kimmeridgian-Tithonian Stage, Middle-Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Cheek tooth, tentatively identified as a right lower posterior premolar.

Referred material:


MB.Ma.50069: Lower posterior molar.

MB.Ma.50070: Upper molar.