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Named By: J. Lu, Y. Kobayashi, T. Li & S. Zhong in 2010
Time Period: Early Jurassic
Location: China - Lufeng Formation
Size: Holotype skull about 35.5 centimetres long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Skull and lower jaw
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Massopoda |

Chuxiongosaurus is a genus of basal sauropodomorph dinosaur which lived during the Early Jurassic Period. Fossils of this genus have been found in the Lower Lufeng Formation, Yunnan Province, southern China. Identified from the holotype CMY LT9401 a nearly complete skull (including a lower jaw) with some similarities to Thecodontosaurus, it was described as the "first basal sauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of China," more basal than Anchisaurus. It was named by Lu Junchang, Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, Li Tianguang and Zhong Shimin in 2010, and the type species is Chuxiongosaurus lufengensis.

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