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"Oshanosaurus" (meaning "Oshan lizard") is the informal name given to an as yet undescribed genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic period of Yunnan, China. Its fossils were found in the Lower Lufeng Series. The intended "type species", "Oshanosaurus youngi", was coined by Zhao in 1985.[1] It has sometimes been associated with heterodontosaurids, which appears to be due to the juxtaposition of a species of Dianchungosaurus (formerly thought to be a heterodontosaurid) in the text of Zhao (1985).[2]


  1. ^ Zhao, 1985. The reptilian fauna of the Jurassic in China. Pages 286–289, 347 in Wang, Cheng and Wang (eds.). The Jurassic System of China. Geological Publishing House, Beijing.
  2. ^ Mortimer, Mickey. "Sauropod Vertebrate Pictures Of the Year- Zhao's nomina nuda". Retrieved 2 January 2011.