Named By: Z. Dong - 1973.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Coelurosauria.
Species: T. faciles (type).
Known locations: China - Lianmugin Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.
Tugulusaurus is a little known genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous. Sometimes considered to be a dubious genus, Tugulusaurus has been re-affirmed as valid as recently as the early twenty-first century. Tugulusaurus is usually attributed as a coelurosaurian theropod, though the original describer Dong Zhiming speculated that it might have been an ornithomimid.
- [Dinosaurs from Wuerho]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang. - Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica 11:45-52. - Z. Dong - 1973.
- The small theropod dinosaurs Tugulusaurus and Phaedrolosaurus from the Early Cretaceous of Xinjiang, China. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (1): 107–118. - Oliver W.M. Rauhut & Xu Xing - 2005.