Named By: Wenjie Zheng, Xingsheng Jin, Masateru Shibata, Yoichi Azuma & Fangming Yu - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda.
Species: Y. tiantaiensis (type).
Size: Estimated 1.5 meters long.
Known locations: China, Zhiejiang Province - Liangtoutang Formation.
Time period: Aptian to Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.
First discovered in 1998 when a road construction uncovered the remains, it took a team of palaeontologists all the way to 2012 to publish a description about this dinosaur. Yueosaurus is regarded as being a basal ornithopod dinosaur, the fifth known from Asia and the most Southern at the time of its discovery. This has allowed for a broader understanding of the distribution of these types of dinosaurs in Asia.
- A new ornithischian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Liangtoutang Formation of Tiantai, Zhejiang Province, China. - Cretaceous Research 34:208-219. - W. Zheng, X. Jin, M. Shibata, Y. Azuma, and F.-M. Yu. - 2012.