Named By: Young - 1940.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda?
Species: L. yini (type).
Known locations: China, Yunnan Province - Lower Kufeng Formation.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial cranial remains of the snout.
Lukousaurus is a little known reptile that is probably a theropod dinosaur, possibly of the Ceratosauria. The overall lack of fossil remains for the genus however makes it very difficult to be certain about exactly what kind of creature Lukousaurus was.
- Preliminary notes on the Lufeng vertebrate fossils. - Bulletin of the Geological Society of China 20(3-4):235-239. - C. -C. Young - 1940.