Genus: Monolophosaurus ZHAO & CURRIE, 1994
Etymology: Greek monos = single, lophos = crested, sauros = lizard, single crested lizard.

Species: jiangi ZHAO & CURRIE, 1994
Etymology: Jiangjunmiao (translated as General Jiang’s Temple) is the site of an abandoned desert inn in the Gurbantunggut (previous transliteration is Kurban Tangut) Desert of the Junnger Basin of Xinjiang.

Holotype: IVPP 84019

Locality: 34 km northeast of Jiangjunmiao (44’30”N, 90’0”E) in the Jiangjunmiao Depression within the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (Sinkang) Province, China.

Horizon: Wucaiwan Formation, Upper Shuixigou Group.


Age: Dogger Epoch, Middle Jurassic.

Material: Complete skull and partial skeleton.
Note: There is a series of 9 poorly defined, elongate and raised blister-like lesions, possibly due to face biting (TANKE & CURRIE, (1998) 2000), also dorsal neural spines 10 and 11 show evidence of an injury and were broken.