"Kunmingosaurus" is the name given to an as yet not formally described genus of dinosaur. It was a primitive sauropod which lived during the Early Jurassic. Its fossils were found in Yunnan Province, China in 1954, but without a formal description, it is considered a "nomen nudum".

The type species is "Kunmingosaurus wudingensis", coined by Zhao in 1985. Rather uniquely amongst undescribed dinosaurs, the specimen is fully prepared and mounted.


Barrett, P M. 1999. A sauropod dinosaur from the Lower Lufeng Formation (Lower Jurassic) of Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(4):785-787.

External links

* [http://www.dinoruss.com/de_4/5a8c275.htm "Kunmingosaurus" @DinoRuss]
* [http://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/en/ddic/Kunmingosaurus.html "Kungmingosaurus" at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (contains photos of the mounted skeleton)]

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