(Fergana valley lizard).
Named By: Alifanov & Averianov - 2003.
Classification: Chordata, Reptia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda.
Species: F. verzilini (type).
Size: Approximately 9 meters.
Known locations: Kyrgyzstan, Balabansai Formation.
Time period: Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton.
Although the original fossil material for Ferganasaurus was discovered in 1966, it was subsequently lost with only drawings of the original specimens remaining. A new expedition was launched at the original fossil site in 2000, and this yielded further bones. Despite this new material, and the drawings of the originals, both the skull and feet are unknown. What is known is that Ferganasaurus was an Asian sauropod, though not as large as some of the more well-known sauropods like Apatosaurus.
- Ferganasaurus verzilini, gen. et sp. nov., a new neosauropod (Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Fergana Valley, Kirghizia. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(2):358-372. - V. R. Alifanov & A. O. Averianov - 2003.