Named By: J. Lü, Y. Kobayashi, T. Li & S. Zhong - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Massopoda.
Species: C. lufengensis (type).
Size: Holotype skull about 35.5 centimetres long.
Known locations: China - Lufeng Formation.
Time period: Hettangian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and lower jaw.
Chuxiongosaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in China during the very early Jurassic. For this reason Chuxiongosaurus is often remembered as the first basal sauropodomorph dinosaur to be discovered in an early Jurassic aged deposit in China. When compared to other sauropodomorph genera, Chuxiongosaurus is noted as being similar to the genus Thecodontosaurus.
- A new basal sauropod dinosaur from the Lufeng Basin, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. - Acta Geologica Sinica 84(6):1336-1342. - J. Lü, Y. Kobayashi, T. Li & S. Zhong - 2010.