Genus: Tianyulong ZHENG, YOU, XU, & DONG, 2009
Etymology: The generic name refers to Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature (STMN; Pingyi, Shandong Province, China), where the specimen is housed, and Chinese pinon, long, "Dragon."

Species: confuciusi ZHENG, YOU, XU, & DONG, 2009
Etymology: The specific name is dedicated to Confucius, the founder of Confuciansim.

Holotype: STMN 26-3

Locality: Jianchang County, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jehol Group.


Age: Early Cretaceous.

Material: Partial skull and mandible, partial presacral vertebrae, proximal-middle caudal vertebrae, nearly complete right scapula, both humeri, the proximal end of the left ulna, partial pubis, both ischia, both femora, the right tibia and fibula and pes, and integumentary strutures.