Named By: Junchang Lu, Xingsheng Jin, Yiming Sheng & Yihong Li - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Thyreophora, Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae.
Species: Z. lishuiensis (type).
Known locations: China, Zhejian Province.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton including vertebrae, right ilium, partial left ilium, right pubis, end of the ischium and both hind legs.
Zhejiangosaurus is not completely known, nor does it seem to show any special features beyond being a nodosaurid. This identification is itself important however since the only two other Asian nodosaurids named before this, Zhongyuansaurus and Liaoningosaurus, have now been re-classified as ankylosaurids. At the time of its description this makes Zhejiangosaurus the only known nodosaurid from Asia. Zhejiangosaurus is named after Zhejiang Province of China where the holotype fossils were found. Even more specifically than this, the species name Z. lishuiensis, means from Lishui, an autonomous unit from Zhejiang.
- New nodosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Lishui, Zhejiang Province, China, Junchang Lu, Xingsheng Jin, Yiming Sheng & Yihong Li - 2007.