Named By: J. Lü, H. Pu, Y. Kobayashi, L. Xu, H. Chang, Y. Shang, D. Liu, Y.-N. Lee, M. Kundrát & C. Shen - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptorosauria, Oviraptoridae, Oviraptorinae.
Species: H. ganzhouensis (type).
Size: Skull approximately 24 centimetres long. Skeletal details unavailable at time of writing.
Known locations: China - Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton.
Huanansaurus is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous. The holotype of Huanansaurus consists of an almost complete skull as well as a good proportion of post cranial remains including vertebrae and parts of the arms and legs. These have also led to the interpretation that Huanansaurus would have been a very close relative of the genus Citipati.
- A new oviraptorid dinosur (Dinosauria: Oviraptorosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of southern China and its paleobiogeographical implicationas. - Scientific Reports 5(11490):1-15 - J. Lü, H. Pu, Y. Kobayashi, L. Xu, H. Chang, Y. Shang, D. Liu, Y.-N. Lee, M. Kundrát & C. Shen - 2015.