Genus: Jintasaurus YOU & LI, 2009
Etymology: Chinese, Jin'ta, "Golden Temple" and is the name of the county where the fossil was discovered, and Greek, sauros, "lizard."

Species: meniscus YOU & LI, 2009
Etymology: Latin, meniscus, "crescent"; referes to the crescentic paroccipital processes and occipital condyle of the specimen.

Holotype: FRDC: GJ 06-2-52

Locality: Yujingzi Basin, Jinta County, Jiuquan area, Gansu Province, China.

Horizon: Xinminpu Group.


Age: ?Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Articulated posterior portion of the skull, including elements of the skull roof; postorbitals, squamosals, frontals, and fused parietials and an almost complete braincase.