Genus: Amurosaurus BOLOTSKY & KURZANOV, 1991
Etymology: In reference to the Amur region, where the specimen was found, and Greek, sauros, 'lizard'.
= Sahaliyania GODEFROIT, HAI, YU & LAUTERS, 2008
Etymology: "Sahaliyan" means black in Manchu language and refers to Amur/Heilongjiang River (Sahaliyan Ula).

Species: riabinini BOLOTSKY & KURZANOV, 1991
Etymology: In honor of Anatolii Nikolaevich Riabinin.

Holotype: AEHM 1/12

Locality: Upper part of Nagornaia Street, southern part of the city Blagoveshchensk, 50°16'07.63"N, 127°28'50.24"E, Amur Province, Asian Russia.

Horizon: Lower section of the Tsagayan Formation, (Tsagayanskaya Svita).

Biostratigraphy: Wodehouseia spinata--Aquilapollenites subtilis palynozone.

Age: Middle Maastrichtian Stage, uppermost Senonian subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Associated left maxilla and dentary.

Referred material:



AEHM 1/42: Right quadrate.

AEHM 1/90 (IRSNB R 281): Braincase.

AEHM 1/112: Left jugal.

AEHM 1/232 (IRSNB R 279): Fragmentary upper posterior portion of skull.

AEHM 1/240: Right squamosal.

AEHM 1/263: Left pubis.

AEHM 1/264: Left ilium.

AEHM 1/265: Right femur.

AEHM 1/266: Left fibula.

AEHM 1/267: Left ulna.

AEHM 1/268: Left radius.

AEHM 1/269: Left ischium.

AEHM 1/271: Right coracoid.

AEHM 1/272: Right sternum.

AEHM 1/273: Left scapula.

AEHM 1/274: Left astragalus.

AEHM 1/275: Cranial cervical vertebra.

AEHM 1/278: Right humerus.

AEHM 1/283: Right 3rd proximal phalanx.

AEHM 1/284: Left metatarsal II.

AEHM 1/285: Right metatarsal III.

AEHM 1/286: Right metatarsal.

AEHM 1/292: Right 2nd proximal phalanx.

AEHM 1/294: Right 4th proximal phalanx.

AEHM 1/296: Partial sacrum.

AEHM 1/297-299: 3 articulated dorsal vertebrae.

AEHM 1/304-307: 4 articulated caudal vertebrae.

AEHM 1/969: Left tibia.


AEHM 1/1037: A pathologic right ulna.


AEHM 1/1038: Premaxilla.

AEHM 1/1682: Predentary.

AEHM 1/1715, 1/1716: Sacra.

AEHM 1/1755: Left humerus.


AEHM 1/233 (IRNSB R 280): Endocast.


= Sahaliyania elunchunorum GODEFROIT, HAI, YU & LAUTERS, 2008
Etymology: The Elunchun nationality is one of the smallest Chines minorities. These hunters lived for generations in the Wulaga area.

Holotype: GMH W453

Locality: Wulaga, Heilongjiang Province, N 48°23'40.9", E 130°08'44.6", Manchuria, China.

Horizon: Yuliangze Formation.

Biostratrigraphy: Wodehouseia spinata-Aquilapollenties subtillis Palynozone.

Age: Maastrichtian Stage, Uppermost Senonian Subepoch, Uppermost Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: A partial skull.

Referred material:

GMH WJ1, WJ4, W23, W45, W51, W103, W173, W228, W243-A, W273, W301, W311, W359, W370, W421: Ilia.

GMH W1, W21, W31, W52, W148, W182, W202, W210, W214, W222, W272, W284, W286, W291, W309, W360, W373, W387, W392, W394, W400-1, W400-6, W422, W463, W473: Scapulae.

GMH W10, W13, W50-6, W51, W136-A, W146, W171, W177, W179, W180, W197, W233-B, W255, W270, W291, W310, W375, W400-13, W404, W415-A, W415-B, W171, W177, W179, W180, W197, W233, W270, W291, W310, W375, W379, W400-13, W404, W415-A, W415-B, W471: Pubes.

GMH W15, W42, W58, W59, W110, W116, W154, W158, W168, W192-A, W192-B, W201, W232, W240, W250, W271, W303, W317, W344, W367, W392, W402, W410, W411, W413-A: humeri.

GMH W 31, W271, W342, W367, W394, W404, W476: Maxillae.

GMH W33, W50-1, W105, W140, W153, W201, W227, W228, W290, W298, W324-A, W393, W418, W419-A, W424, W451, W457, W461, W465, W466, W501: Dentaries.

GMH W165, W246, W406-A: Sternals.

GMH V200-A, W281, W400-5, 424, W unnumbered: Jugals.

GMH W453: Braincase.