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meaning: "Yuanmou lizard"
Named By: J. Lu, S. Li, G. Wang, J. Zhang & Z. Dong in 2006
Time Period: Middle Jurassic
Location: China, Yunnan Province - Zhanghe Formation
Size: About 17 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Sauropoda | Eusauropoda | Mamenchisauridae |

Yuanmousaurus ("Yuanmou lizard") was a sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic period of China. It is known from incomplete remains, recovered in 2000 from the Zhanghe Formation in Yuanmou County in Yunnan Province. Yuanmousaurus was a relatively large sauropod and may have reached about 17 meters (56 ft) in length. It was a basal member of the Sauropoda, but its exact systematic position is unclear. A recent study placed Yuanmousaurus within the family Mamenchisauridae. The only and type species was Yuanmousaurus jiangyiensis.

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