Yuan'an County

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Yuan'an County
Yuan'an is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 31°03′39″N 111°38′26″E / 31.0609°N 111.6405°E / 31.0609; 111.6405Coordinates: 31°03′39″N 111°38′26″E / 31.0609°N 111.6405°E / 31.0609; 111.6405
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Yichang
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Yuan'an County (simplified Chinese: 远安县; traditional Chinese: 遠安縣; pinyin: Yuǎn'ān Xiàn) is a county in the west of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Yichang.

Yuanansuchus, an extinct mastodonsauroid temnospondyl, is named after Yuan'an County where its remains were first discovered.[1]


  1. ^ Liu, J.; Wang, Y. (2005). "The first complete mastodonsauroid skull from the Triassic of China: Yuanansuchus laticeps gen. et sp. nov". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 25 (3): 725–728. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2005)025[0725:tfcmsf]2.0.co;2.