Genus: Hudiesaurus DONG, 1997
Etymology: “Hudie”, the Chinese Pingying for butterflies, here being referred to a wing-like process on the neural spine of the anterior dorsal vertebrae, and Greek, sauros, “lizard.”
= Hudiesaurus ANONYMOUS, 1996

Species: sinojapanerum DONG, 1997
Etymology: The specific name is given to the members of the expedition from both countries and to the area from which the specimen was collected. The project was supported by the Chunichi-Shinbun (Central Part Newspaper Company in Japanese) of Japan. In Chinese and Japanese words, sino-japan means the central part in character.
= Hudiesaurus sinojapanerum ANONYMOUS, 1996

Holotype: IVPP V. 11120

Locality: Langgou (wolf groove), Qiketia area, Shanshan County of the Turpan basin, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (Sinkang) Province, China.

Horizon: Lower part of the Kalazha Formation.


Age: Late Kimmeridgian-Tithonian Stage, Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: A nearly complete anterior dorsal vertebrae.

Referred material:

IVPP P. 11121-2: 4 teeth.