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meaning: "lotus lizard"
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.

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