Named By: X. Xu, X.-J. Zhao, J.-C., W.-B. Huang, Z.-Y. Li & Z.-M. Dong - 2000.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithpoda.
Species: N. zhugeii (type).
Size: Roughly about 4- 5 meters long.
Known locations: China - Sangping Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
Nanyangosaurus is a genus of medium sized ornithopod dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous. Though only known from partial remains, Nanyangosaurus is noted for having fore limbs that were proportionately longer than other similar ornithopods. Nanyangosaurus also seems to have lacked the enlarged thumb spike, which is another common feature amongst other ornithopods.
- A new iguanodontian from Sangping Formation of Neixiang, Henan and its stratigraphical implication. - Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(3):176-191. - X. Xu, X.-J. Zhao, J.-C., W.-B. Huang, Z.-Y. Li & Z.-M. Dong - 2000.