Named By: Q. Pang and Z. Cheng - 1998.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Thyreophora, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae, Ankylosaurinae.
Species: T. youngi (type).
Size: Skull about 28 centimetres long. Body length estimated about 4 meters long.
Known locations: China, Shanxi Province - Huiquanpu Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Complete skull and post cranial skeleton.
Tianzhenosaurus is a genus of relatively small ankylosaurid dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous, though a specific point of time during the late Cretaceous is unavailable at the time of writing. There has however been speculation that Tianzhenosaurus may actually be synonymous with the genus Saichania.
- A new ankylosaur of Late Cretaceous from Tianzhen, Shanxi. - Progress in Natural Science 8(3):326-334. - Q. Pang and Z. Cheng - 1998.