Named By: J. Lü, L. Yi, H. Zhong & X. Wei - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauriformes.
Species: G. sinensis (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China - Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: One dorsal (back), and a partial caudal (tail) vertebra.
Gannansaurus is a little known genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous. Because the genus is based upon the description of what is in essence one and a half vertebra very little can be said about this dinosaur. However, the vertebrae of Gannansaurus do show a similarity to those of the genus Euhelopus which lived in China during the early Cretaceous.
- A new somphospondylan sauropod (Dinosauria, Titanosauriformes) from the Late Cretaceous of Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province of southern China. - Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 87(3):678-685. - J. Lü, L. Yi, H. Zhong & X. Wei - 2013.