Named By: He - 1984.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Tetanurae, Megalosauroidea.
Species: C. primitivus (type).
Size: Roughly estimated to be about 4 meters long for the holotype.
Known locations: China, Sichuan Province - Dashanpu Formation - Lower Shaximiao Formation.
Time period: Bathonian/Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains, probably of a juvenile/subadult.
A little known theropod dinosaur from China, a 2010 study by Benson et al found Chuandongocoelurus to probably be related to the more complete Monolophosaurus. The partial remains of Chuandongocoelurus are thought to be from a juvenile/subadult individual, and coupled with the overall incomplete nature of them, it is impossible to establish an accurate size estimate for this dinosaur.
- The vertebrate fossils of Sichuan. - Sichuan Scientific and Technological Publishing House. 168 pp.. - He - 1984