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meaning: "Leshan lizard"
Named By: Li, Peng, Yong, Jiang & Huang in 2009
Time Period: Bathonian-Callovian
Location: China - Sichuan Province - Dashanpu/Upper Shaximiao Formation
Size: Estimated between 6 and 7 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial but otherwise very well preserved individual including skull and post cranial remains. A femur of a juvenile has also been attributed to the genus
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Allosauroidea | Sinraptoridae |

Leshansaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Mid to Late Jurassic Dashanpu Formation of what is now China. It was described in 2009 by a team of Chinese paleontologists. The type species is Leshansaurus qianweiensis. Fossils of Leshansaurus were discovered in strata from the Shangshaximiao Formation, a formation rich in dinosaur fossils. Li et al. referred this taxon to Sinraptoridae - a group of carnosaurian theropods, but it may it belong to Megalosauridae instead.

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