Named By: M. Huh, D.-G. Lee, J.-K. Kim, J.-D. Lim & P. Godefroit - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda.
Species: K. boseongensis (type).
Size: Roughly about 1.8-2 meters long.
Known locations: South Korea - Seonso Conglomerate Formation.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.
Before this genus was named, Koreanosaurus was the informal name given to a theropod dinosaur, though because no formal description for these theropod fossils was published, the name Koreanosaurus was still available. Henceforth, Koreanosaurus is now a valid genus of ornithopod dinosaur. Koreanosaurus is a possible relative of the genera Orodromeus, Oryctodromeus and Zephyrosaurus, and like these would have been a fairly small herbivorous dinosaur.
- A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of South Korea. - Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 259:1-24. - M. Huh, D.-G. Lee, J.-K. Kim, J.-D. Lim & P. Godefroit - 2011.