Named By: X. Zhang, J. Lü, J. Li, L. Yang, W. Hu, S. Jia, Q. Ji & C. Zhang - 2009.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Titanosauriformes.
Species: B. henanensis (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China, Henan Province - Gaogou Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including vertebrae, ribs and a partial scapula (shoulder blade).
Baotianmansaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur known to have lived in China during the late Cretaceous. The known remains of Baotianmansaurus are very incomplete which means that it is still unknown what kind of sauropod Baotianmansaurus was, though it is usually classed as a titanosauriform. Additional details such as weight, length and any distinct physical characteristics are also unknown due to the lack of remains. To further confuse matters, we still do not know exactly when Baotianmansaurus lived beyond some point during the late Cretaceous era.
- A new sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Gaogou Formation of Nanyang, Henan Province - Acta Geologica Sinica 83(2):212-221 - X. Zhang, J. Lü, J. Li, L. Yang, W. Hu, S. Jia, Q. Ji & C. Zhang - 2009.