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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Clade: Lithostrotia
Family: Saltasauridae
Genus: Baotianmansaurus
Zhang X. et al., 2009
B. henanensis
Binomial name
Baotianmansaurus henanensis
Zhang X. et al., 2009

Baotianmansaurus is a genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaur. Its fossils have been found in Upper Cretaceous rocks in Henan, China, within the Gaogou Formation. The type species is B. henanensis, described in 2009. The holotype is 41H III-0200. Remains of the fossils were vertebrae, ribs and scapula fragments.[1] It was probably a close relative of Opisthocoelicaudia and Dongyangosaurus in Saltasauridae.[2][3]


  1. ^ Zhang, Xingliao; Lü, Junchang; Xu, Li; Li, Jinhua; Yang, Li; Hu, Weiyong; Jia, Songhai; Ji, Qiang; Zhang, Chengjun (2009). "A New Sauropod Dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Gaogou Formation of Nanyang, Henan Province". Acta Geologica Sinica. 83 (2): 212. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2009.00032.x.
  2. ^ Mannion, Philip D.; Upchurch, Paul; Barnes, Rosie N.; Mateus, Octávio (2013). "Osteology of the Late Jurassic Portuguese sauropod dinosaur Lusotitan atalaiensis (Macronaria) and the evolutionary history of basal titanosauriforms" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 168: 98–206. doi:10.1111/zoj.12029.
  3. ^ Averianov, Alexander; Sues, Hans-Dieter (2017). "Review of Cretaceous sauropod dinosaurs from Central Asia". Cretaceous Research. 69: 184. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2016.09.006.