Named By: Zhao - 1983.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Thyreophora, Stegosauria.
Species: M. lawulacus (type).
Size: Uncertain but roughly estimated to be about 5 meters long.
Known locations: Tibet - Loe-ein/Lura Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains, specifically a pelvis, vertebrae and three back plates.
Monkonosaurus is a dubious genus of stegosaur that lived in what is now Tibet during the late Jurassic. Monkonosaurus is considered to be dubious because only a few bones are known, and these may not be diagnostic enough to assign further fossil remains to.
- Phylogeny and Evolutionary Stages of Dinosauria. - Acta Palaeontologia Polonica 28 (1/2): 295-306. - Zhao - 1983.