Genus: Tsintaosaurus YOUNG, 1958
Etymology: In reference to the town of Tsintao, Shandong Province, China, and Greek, sauros, “lizard”: “Tsintao lizard”.
= Tsintaosaurus YOUNG, 1958
= Tsingtaosaurus LESSEM, 1992 (sic)
= Tsintaosourus YOUNG, 1958 (sic)

Species: spinorhinus YOUNG, 1958
Etymology: Latin, spina, "horn," and Greek, rhinos, "nose."
= Tsingtaosaurus spinorhi LI, DUAN, HU, WANG, CHENG & HOU, 2006 (sic)

Holotype: IVPP V725 (K103)

Locality: Hsikou, Chingkankou, Laiyang, Shandong (Shantung) Province, China.

Horizon: Upper part of the Wangshih Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Campanian Stage, Senonian Subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Posterior part of the cranium with the nasal process in front of the frontals.

A) Type in left and right view; B) Paratype IVPP V818: Left side.

Possible reconstruction of the skull. The nasal may have been pulled up and twisted backwards.

Paratype: V818 (K39): Posterior part of skull with the nasal process broken off.

 

Referred material:

Locality: Laiyang Basin, Shandong (Shantung) Province, China.

Horizon: Wangshih Series.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Campanian Stage, Senonian Subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material:

K2(21): Teeth.

K24: Fragmentary premaxilla.

K28: Left quadrate, right maxilla. right humerus.

K30: Humerus.

K36: Humerus.

K45: Left maxilla.

K61: Right humerus.

K63: Dentaries, premaxilla, right humerus.

K68: Left quadrate.

K69: Left ulna.

K70: Scapula and coracoids.

K82: Right ulna.

K86: Left radius.

K96: Right scapula and coracoid.

K93: Left maxilla, humerus.

K97: Left surangular.

K107: Left premaxilla.

K113: Humerus.

K141: Fragmentary premaxilla.

K145: Right scapula.

K149: Left surangular.

K150: Left surangular.

K155: Teeth.

K156: Right manus.

K170: Fragmentary right and left dentaries.

K172: Fragmentary left dentary and right dentary.

IVPP V723: Right dentary, sacrum of a juvenile.

IVPP V724: Right ilium and right ischium.

IVPP V725: Cervicals 3-12, 12 fragmentary dorsals, sacrum and 2-59 caudal vertebrae, 4 ribs, gastralia, left scapula and coracoid, pair of sternal bones, humeri, ulna, left ilium, ilia, ischia, right pubes, distal end of left femur, right femur,

IVPP V726: Right ilium.

IVPP V727: Scapula, coracoid, humeri, ulna, right ilium, right ilium, ischia, right pubes, fragmentary right femur.

IVPP V728: Sacrum, scapula, coracoid, humeri, right ilium, ischia, right pubes, left femur?

IVPP V729: Left humeri, ischia.

IVPP V827: Pubes of a juvenile.

Numbers:? 3 left astragulas and right calcaneum. 1 astragalus is from a juvenile, fragmentary left pes.

North-East Geological College at Changchun: Tibiae and left fibula.

 


Locality: Hsikou Locality, Laiyang, Shandong (Shantung) Province, China.

Horizon: Upper Wangshih Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Campanian Stage, Senonian Subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material:

Number: Not given: 67 caudals (only 59 collected).

 

YOUNG & CHOW, 1962

Locality: Pukiang, Chekiang, China.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Cretaceous.

Material:

IVPP V1046: 3 posterior sacral centra.