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Named By: Young in 1940
Time Period: Early Jurassic 196.5 - 189.5 Ma
Location: China, Yunnan Province - Lower Kufeng Formation
Size: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial cranial remains of the snout
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda |

Lukousaurus is a taxon based on most of a small skull's snout, displaying distinctive lachrymal horns, found in the Early Jurassic-age Lower Lufeng Formation, Yunnan, China and was described by Chung Chien Young in 1940. The generic name refers to the Lugou Bridge, lit. "crossroads", near Beijing, where the Sino-Japanese War started. L. yini is tentatively classified as a theropod dinosaur by some allied to ceratosaurs, by others a coelurosaur. Its skull is rather robust for its size though the teeth were described by the author as typically theropodan. It may, however, be a crurotarsan or a primitive crocodilian.

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