|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||External Literature Search||Age range and collections|
It was recombined as Meroktenos thabanensis by Peyre de Fabrègues and Allain (2016).
|Year||Name and author|
|1993||Melanorosaurus thabanensis Gauffre p. 650 figs. 2-3|
|1997||Melanorosaurus thabanensis Heerden and Galton|
|2004||Melanorosaurus thabanensis Galton and Upchurch p. 235|
|2010||Melanorosaurus thabaensi Bandyopadhyay et al. p. 536|
|2016||Meroktenos thabanensis Peyre de Fabrègues and Allain p. 5–6|
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|C. Peyre de Fabrègues and R. Allain 2016||A basal sauropodomorph with the following unique combination of characters: depth of the iliac blade (from the most dorsal point of the supracetabular crest to the dorsal margin of the ilium) being 60% of the total height of the ilium (all other basal sauropodomorphs from Southern Africa have a ratio <0.5), subtriangular postacetabular process, very stocky femur (robustness index: 2.09, with the exception of Antetonitrus all other basal sauropodomorphs from Southern Africa have an index >2.18) with a straight shaft in anterior and lateral views, shaft significantly wider lateromedially than anteroposteriorly deep (eccentricity: 1.58, except Antetonitrus all the other basal sauropodomorphs from Southern Africa have an index <1.41) and bearing an oblique fourth trochanter.|