Named By: Y. Okazaki - 1992.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda.
Species: W. satoi (type).
Size: Impossible to say because the genus is only known from a tooth.
Known locations: Japan, Kyushu - Sengoku Formation.
Time period: Hauterivian-Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial tooth crown.
Wakinosaurus is genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in Japan during the early Cretaceous. Because Wakinosaurus is named from the discovery of a single tooth, the genus is regarded as highly dubious it is next to impossible to assign further fossil material to it. By extension, it is very difficult to identify what kind of theropod dinosaur Wakinosaurus was, or even how big it grew.
- A new genus and species of carnivorous dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Kwanmon Group, northern Kyushu. - Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History 11:87-90. - Y. Okazaki - 1992.