|Named By:||Mark Norell et al. in 2009|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma|
|Location:||Mongolia, Nemegt Formation|
|Size:||Up to 3 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Skull and partial skeleton|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Troodontidae ||
Zanabazar is an extinct genus of troodontid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. The genus was originally named by Rinchen Barsbold as a species of Saurornithoides, S. junior. In 2009 it was reclassified as its own genus, named after the first spiritual figurehead of Tibetan buddhism, Zanabazar. The holotype, GIN 100-1, includes a skull, vertebrae, and right hindlimb. Zanabazar was one of the most derived troodontids, and the second largest after Troodon.