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Temporal range: Early Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Ankylosauria
Family: Scelidosauridae
Genus: Bienosaurus
Species: B. lufengensis
Binomial name
Bienosaurus lufengensis
Dong, 2001

Bienosaurus (meaning "Bien's lizard") was a dinosaur from the Early Jurassic (probably Sinemurian). The genus was an armoured dinosaur from the Lower Lufeng Formation in Yunnan Province in China.

Discovery and species[edit]

In 1938, Bian Meinian discovered a fragmentary dinosaur skull. In 2001, Dong Zhiming named and described the specimen, based on a right lower jaw and teeth. Other known material includes a nearly complete right mandibular ramus with teeth and several cranial fragments. The type species is B. lufengensis. It is believed to share close affinities with Scelidosaurus.

See also[edit]


Dong Zhiming (2001). "Primitive Armored Dinosaur from the Lufeng Basin, China". In Tanke, Darren H.; Carpenter, Kenneth. Mesozoic Vertebrate Life. Indiana University Press. pp. 237–243. ISBN 0-253-33907-3. 

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