genus of reptiles (fossil)

Sinosaurus (meaning "Chinese lizard") was a tetanuran theropod dinosaur which lived during the Early Jurassic Period. Its fossils were found in China. It was a bipedal carnivore. It was approximately 5.6 meters long.

Temporal range: Early Jurassic, 201–196 Ma
Reconstructed skeleton at Museo delle Scienze di Trento
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Tetanurae
Genus: Sinosaurus
Young, 1940
Type species
Sinosaurus triassicus
Young, 1940
Other species
  • ?Sinosaurus sinensis (Hu, 1993)