Named By: Y. Ye, Y.-H. Gao & S. Jiang - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Brachiosauridae.
Species: D. zhangi (type).
Size: Holotype roughly estimated to be around 4 meters long, but this is confirmed as a juvenile. Full adult size is unknown.
Known locations: China, Sichuan Province.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial remains including vertebrae and a femur. Type specimen is of a juvenile.
Daanosaurus is based upon the description of a partial skeleton with some skull bones that have been confirmed to be those of a juvenile. This has been confirmed by the complete lack of fusion in the holotypes vertebrae. Daanosaurus has been identified as a member of the Brachiosauridae sauropods, and may be a particular close relative of Bellusaurus.
- A new genus of sauropod from Zigong, Sichuan. - Vertebrata PalAsiatica 43(3):175-181 - Y. Ye, Y.-H. Gao & S. Jiang - 2005.