Named By: X. Wang & X. Xu - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Hadrosauroidea.
Species: J. yangi (type).
Size: Roughly about 7 meters long.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and almost complete post cranial skeleton.
Jinzhousaurus is a genus of hadrosauroid dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous. With an estimated length of about seven meters, Jinzhousaurus was a medium to large sized hadrosauroid dinosaur, and is noted for having a skull that grew out to a substantial width at the back, while a small crest grew up from the top of the skull.
- A new iguanodontid (Jinzhousaurus yangi gen. et sp. nov.) from the Yixian Formaton of western Liaoning, China. - Chinese Science Bulletin 46(19):1669-1672. - X. Wang & X. Xu - 2001.