Genus: Fuyuansaurus FRASER, RIEPPEL, & LI, 2013
Etymology: In reference to the locality where it was discovered, Fuyuan County, China, and Greek, sauros, "lizard."

Species: acutirostris FRASER, RIEPPEL, & LI, 013
Etymology: Specific name for the elongate preorbital region of the skull.

Holotype: IVPP V17983

Locality: Jiyangshan near Huabi, Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province, China.

Horizon: Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation.


Age: Ladinian Stage, Upper Mid Triassic Epoch, Upper Middle Triassic.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.