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,
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.