|Named By:||Fainkui Zhang in 1975|
|Time Period:||Middle Triassic, Anisian|
|Location:||China, Hunan Province - Batung (Xinlingzhen) Formation|
|Size:||About 2.5 meters long|
|Diet:||Often depicted as a herbivore, there has been speculation that it might have been durophagous (a shellfish eater)|
|Fossil(s):||Initially known from a well preserved skeleton, further skull and post cranial remains from many other individuals have been attributed to the genus|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Archosauria | Suchia | Paracrocodylomorpha | Poposauroidea ||
Lotosaurus is an extinct genus of sail-backed poposauroid known from Hunan Province of central China.