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Named By: Q. Pang and Z. Cheng in 1998
Time Period: Late Cretaceous
Location: China, Shanxi Province - Huiquanpu Formation
Size: Skull about 28 centimetres long. Body length estimated about 4 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Complete skull and post cranial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Thyreophora | Ankylosauria | Ankylosauridae | Ankylosaurinae |

Tianzhenosaurus (Tianzhen + Greek sauros="lizard") is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur discovered in Tianzhen County, at Kangdailiang near Zhaojiagou Village, in Shanxi Province, China, in the Late Cretaceous Huiquanpu Formation. Thus far, a virtually complete skull and postcranial skeleton have been assigned to the genus, which is monotypic (T. youngi Pang & Cheng, 1998).

This was a medium-sized ankylosaurian, the skull measuring 28 centimetres (11 in) in length, with a total body length of approximately 4 metres (13 ft).

Vickaryous et al. (2004) placed Tianzhenosaurus within the Ankylosauridae, nested as the sister group to Pinacosaurus. Some authors have suggested that Tianzhenosaurus is actually a junior synonym of Saichania chulsanensis.

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