[D] Belodon plieningeri [nG]
von Meyer, 1842
Not considered dinosaur
Plateosaurus plieningeri (Fraas, 1896), priviously Zanclodon plieningeri, (Fraas, 1896), originally Smilodon leavis (Plieninger, 1846), the latter subsequently made the type species of the genus Zanclodon (Plieninger, 1846), founded on an incomplete left maxilla, SMNS 6045, from the Lettenkohle (Lower Lettenkeuper, Middle Triassic) of Gaildorf, near Schwäbisch Hall. Würtemberg, Germany.
This specimen is an archosaurian taxon of uncertain affinities, having tapering, recurved and unserrated teeth, that do not resemble the teeth of any prosauropod (Galton, 2001) besides that the remains are to old to be dinosaurian as prosauropods are only known from remains dating from the Late Triassic.
Over time other metraial have been refered to Zanclodon laevis, including a partial skeleton collected by Albert Reiniger, from the Middle Keuper, Knollenmergel or Trossingen Formation (Late Triassic) od Degerloch in Stuttgart (this and other specimen subsequently referred by Plieninger, 1857 to Beledon plieningeri, a species now known to be phytosaurian)