Genus: Lavocatchampsa MARTIN & LAPPARENT de BROIN, 2016
Etymology: Hornoring the memory of the French paleontologist Rene Lavocat (1909-2007) for his contribution to vertebrate paleontology in Africa and in particular for the exploration of the Kem-Kem Beds and the discovery of teh vertebrate fossil fauna, and Greek, champsai (Latinized as "champsa"), "crocodile."

Species: sigogneaurussellae MARTIN & LAPPARENT de BROIN, 2016
Etymology: In honor of Dr. Denise Sigogneau-Russell, specialist on early Mammals and with her husband, Dr. Donald Russell, for the acuisition of the specimen from Bruno Fectay.

Holotype: MNHN F MRS 2097

Locality: OuedTal, east of Erfoud, Errachidia Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Administrative Region, situated east and along the Moroccan-Algerian border in the northwestern part of the Guir Hamada, Morocco.

Horizon: Kem Kem Beds.


Age: Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous-Early Cenomanian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Earliest Gulf Epoch, Middle Cretaceous.

Material: Anterior portion of a rostrum with mandible in occlusion with an almost complete dentation.

Lavochampsa sigogneaurussellae (modified from Martin & de Brion, 2016).