Genus: Tonganosaurus LI, YANG, LIU, & WANG, 2010
Etymology: In reference to Tong'an, Huili, Sichuan, China, where the specimen was found and Greek, sauros, "lizard."

Species: hei LI, YANG, LIU, & WANG, 2010
Etymology: In honor of He Xinlu, who spent a lifetime in dinosaur research.

Holotype: MCDUT 14454

Locality: The town of Tong'an, Huili, Sichuan Province, China.

Horizon: Yimen Formation.


Age: Early Jurassic.

Material: Incomplete specimen. Fragmentary axis, 3rd cervical, fragmentary 4th, 5th and 17th cervical vertebrae, 2nd dorsal, fragmentary 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th dorsal vertebrae, fragmentary 1st, 2nd, caudal vertebrae, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th caudal vertebrae, Right scapula, right coracoid, right sternum, right humerus, right radius, right ulna, right femur, right fibula, right tibia, left ischium, right ischium, right metatarsals, I, II, III, V, and right ungual.