Pronunciation: VOLK-hie-MEE-ree-uh Meaning: for Wolfgang Volkheimer Author/s: Bonaparte (1979) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Chubut, Argentina Chart Position: 218
(for Volkheimer, from Chubut)EtymologyVolkheimeria is named in honor of Argentine paleontologist Wolfgang Volkheimer. Several sources claim it's named for the area of Volkheimer or the Volkheimer formation, but there is no such place, as far as we know.
The species epithet, chubutensis, is derived from "Chubut" (for Chubut Province) and the Latin "-ensis" (from, place of origin).
DiscoveryThe remains of Volkheimeria were discovered by J. F. Bonaparte and crew in the Cañadon Asfalto Formation, Sierre de Olte Group, Cerro Cóndor village, Chubut Province, Argentina, in 1979. Boneparte excavated many dinosaur fossils from Cerro Cóndor between 1976-1985.
The holotype (PVL 4077) is a partial skeleton, including vertebrae from the neck, back and hips, some pelvic bones, a femur (thigh) and a tibia (shin).