List of Asian dinosaurs

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This is a list of dinosaurs whose remains have been found in Asia, other than India. During the Mesozoic, India was not part of Asia. It was part of the supercontinent Gondwana, and then a separate island. More dinosaurs have been found in Asia than any other continent so far.

Name Period Diet[1] Notes
Abrosaurus Jurassic herbivore A Small sauropod that looked a lot like Camarasaurus.
Achillobator Cretaceous carnivore
Adasaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Agilisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Airakoraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Albalophosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Alectrosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Alioramus Cretaceous carnivore
Altirhinus Cretaceous herbivore
Alxasaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Amtosaurus Cretaceous herbivore Based only on fragments of its skull.
Amurosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Anchiornis Jurassic carnivore Smallest known dinosaur that is not a bird.
Anserimimus Cretaceous omnivore
Aralosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Archaeoceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Archaeornithoides Cretaceous carnivore
Archaeornithomimus Cretaceous omnivore
Arkharavia Cretaceous omnivore
Arstanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Asiaceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Asiatosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Auroraceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Avimimus Cretaceous omnivore
Bactrosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Bagaceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Bagaraatan Cretaceous carnivore
Bainoceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Bakesaurus Cretaceous (unknown) Uncertain, see article
Balochisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Banji Cretaceous (unknown)
Baotianmansaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Barsboldia Cretaceous herbivore
Beipiaosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Beishanlong Cretaceous omnivore
Bellusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Bienosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Bissektipelta Cretaceous herbivore
Bolong Cretaceous herbivore
Borealosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Borogovia Cretaceous carnivore
Breviceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Brohisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Byronosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Caenagnathasia Cretaceous omnivore
Caudipteryx Cretaceous omnivore
Ceratonykus Cretaceous omnivore
Changchunsaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Changdusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Chaoyangsaurus Jurassic herbivore
Charonosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Chialingosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Chiayusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Chilantaisaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Chingkankousaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Chinshakiangosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Chuandongocoelurus Jurassic carnivore
Chuanjiesaurus Jurassic herbivore
Chungkingosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Citipati Cretaceous omnivore
Conchoraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Crichtonsaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Cryptovolans Cretaceous carnivore
Daanosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Dachongosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Damalasaurus Jurassic herbivore
Dashanpusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Datousaurus Jurassic herbivore
Daxiatitan Cretaceous herbivore
Deinocheirus Cretaceous herbivore Largest known ornithomimisaur.
Dilong Cretaceous carnivore
Dilophosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Dongbeititan Cretaceous herbivore
Dongyangosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Elmisaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Enigmosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Eomamenchisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Epidendrosaurus Jurassic carnivore See article
Epidexipteryx Jurassic carnivore
Equijubus Cretaceous herbivore
Erketu Cretaceous herbivore
Erliansaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Erlikosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Eshanosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Eugongbusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Euhelopus Cretaceous herbivore
Ferganasaurus Jurassic herbivore
Ferganocephale Jurassic herbivore
Fukuiraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Fukuisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Fukuititan Cretaceous herbivore
Fulengia Jurassic herbivore
Fusuisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Futabasaurus Cretaceous carnivore Name not published officially and later used for a plesiosaur
Gadolosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Gallimimus Cretaceous omnivore
Garudimimus Cretaceous omnivore
Gasosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Gigantoraptor Cretaceous omnivore
Gigantspinosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Gilmoreosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Gobiceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Gobisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Gobititan Cretaceous herbivore
Gongbusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Gongxianosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Goyocephale Cretaceous herbivore/omnivore
Graciliceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Graciliraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Guanlong Jurassic carnivore
Gyposaurus Jurassic herbivore
Hanwulosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Haplocheirus Jurassic carnivore
Harpymimus Cretaceous herbivore
Heilongjiangosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Heishansaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Helioceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Hexinlusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Heyuannia Cretaceous carnivore
Hironosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Hisanohamasaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Homalocephale Cretaceous herbivore/omnivore
Hongshanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Huabeisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Huanghetitan Cretaceous herbivore
Huaxiagnathus Cretaceous carnivore
Huayangosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Hudiesaurus Jurassic herbivore
Hulsanpes Cretaceous carnivore
Incisivosaurus Cretaceous herbivore/omnivore
Ingenia Cretaceous (unknown)
Isanosaurus Triassic herbivore A very early dinosaur
Itemirus Cretaceous carnivore
Jaxartosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Jeholosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Jiangjunosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Jiangshanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Jinfengopteryx Jurassic/Cretaceous omnivore
Jingshanosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Jintasaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Jinzhousaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Jiutaisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Kagasaurus Cretaceous (unknown)
Kaijiangosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Katsuyamasaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Kelmayisaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Kerberosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Khaan Cretaceous carnivore/omnivore
Khetranisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Kileskus Jurassic carnivore
Kinnareemimus Cretaceous omnivore
Klamelisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Kol Cretaceous carnivore
Koreanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Kulceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Kunmingosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Kuszholia Cretaceous (unknown)
Lamaceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Lancanjiangosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Lanzhousaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Leshansaurus Jurassic carnivore
Levnesovia Cretaceous herbivore
Liaoceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Liaoningosaurus Cretaceous herbivore Smallest known ankylosaur
Limusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Linheraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Luanchuanraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Lufengosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Lukousaurus Jurassic carnivore Possibly a crocodilian rather than a dinosaur
Luoyanggia Cretaceous (unknown)
Machairasaurus Cretaceous omnivore
Magnirostris Cretaceous herbivore
Mahakala Cretaceous carnivore
Maleevus Cretaceous herbivore
Mamenchisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Mandschurosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Marisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Megacervixosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Mei Cretaceous carnivore
Microceratus Cretaceous herbivore
Microdontosaurus (unknown) herbivore Dating dubious
Microhadrosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Micropachycephalosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Microraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Mifunesaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Minotaurasaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Mongolosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Monkonosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Monolophosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Mononykus Cretaceous carnivore
Nanningosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Nanshiungosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Nanyangosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Neimongosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Nemegtomaia Cretaceous carnivore/omnivore
Nemegtosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Ngexisaurus Jurassic carnivore
Nipponosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Nomingia Cretaceous carnivore/omnivore
Nurosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Olorotitan Cretaceous herbivore
Omeisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Opisthocoelicaudia Cretaceous herbivore
Oshanosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Otogosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Oviraptor Cretaceous omnivore
Pakisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Parvicursor Cretaceous (unknown)
Pedopenna Jurassic (unknown)
Peishansaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Penelopognathus Cretaceous herbivore
Phaedrolosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Phuwiangosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Pinacosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Platyceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Prenocephale Cretaceous herbivore/omnivore
Probactrosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Prodeinodon Cretaceous carnivore Dubious, see article
Protarchaeopteryx Cretaceous herbivore/omnivore
Protoceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Protognathosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Psittacosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Pukyongosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Qiaowanlong Cretaceous herbivore
Qingxiusaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Qinlingosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Quaesitosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Raptorex Cretaceous carnivore
Rinchenia Cretaceous omnivore
Ruyangosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Sahaliyania Cretaceous herbivore
Saichania Cretaceous herbivore
Sanchusaurus Cretaceous herbivore May be synonymous with Gallimimus.
Sangonghesaurus Jurassic/Cretaceous herbivore
Sanpasaurus Jurassic herbivore Dubious, see article
Saurolophus Cretaceous herbivore
Sauroplites Cretaceous herbivore
Saurornithoides Cretaceous carnivore
Scansoriopteryx Jurassic/Cretaceous (unknown)
Segnosaurus Cretaceous herbivore/omnivore
Shamosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Shanag Cretaceous carnivore
Shantungosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Shanweiniao Cretaceous (unknown)
Shanxia Cretaceous herbivore
Shanyangosaurus Cretaceous (unknown)
Shaochilong Cretaceous carnivore
Shenzhousaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Shidaisaurus Jurassic (unknown)
Shixinggia Cretaceous carnivore/omnivore
Shuangmiaosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Shunosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Shuvuuia Cretaceous (unknown)
Siamosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Siamotyrannus Cretaceous carnivore
Siluosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Similicaudipteryx Cretaceous omnivore
Sinocalliopteryx Cretaceous carnivore
Sinoceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Sinocoelurus Jurassic carnivore
Sinopliosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Sinornithoides Cretaceous carnivore
Sinornithomimus Cretaceous herbivore
Sinornithosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Sinosauropteryx Cretaceous carnivore
Sinosaurus Triassic/Jurassic carnivore
Sinovenator Cretaceous carnivore
Sinraptor Jurassic carnivore
Sinusonasus Cretaceous carnivore
Sinotyrannus Cretaceous carnivore
Sonidosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
SPS 100/44 Cretaceous carnivore/omnivore
Stegosaurides Cretaceous herbivore
Sugiyamasaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Sulaimanisaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Suzhousaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Szechuanoraptor Jurassic herbivore
Szechuanosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Talarurus Cretaceous herbivore
Tangvayosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Tanius Cretaceous herbivore
Tarbosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Tarchia Cretaceous herbivore
Tatisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Therizinosaurus Cretaceous herbivore Had huge claws
Tianchisaurus Jurassic herbivore
Tianyulong Cretaceous herbivore
Tianyuraptor Cretaceous carnivore
Tianzhenosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Tienshanosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Titanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Tochisaurus Cretaceous omnivore
Tonganosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Tonouchisaurus Cretaceous (unknown)
Troodon Cretaceous carnivore Known from teeth discovered in Siberia. Also lived in North America
Tsaagan Cretaceous carnivore
Tsagantegia Cretaceous herbivore
Tsintaosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Tsuchikurasaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Tugulusaurus Cretaceous (unknown)
Tuojiangosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Turanoceratops Cretaceous herbivore First ceratopsid found outside North America (though ceratopsians are known from elsewhere)
Tylocephale Cretaceous herbivore
Udanoceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Ultrasaurus Cretaceous herbivore Dubious, see article
Urbacodon Cretaceous carnivore
Velociraptor Cretaceous carnivore Feathered, about common chimpanzee-sized
Vitakridrinda Cretaceous carnivore
Wakinosaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Wannanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Wuerhosaurus Cretaceous herbivore Stegosaurid that survived until the Cretaceous
Wulagasaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Xianshanosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Xiaosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Xinjiangovenator Cretaceous (unknown)
Xiongguanlong Cretaceous carnivore
Xixianykus Cretaceous (unknown)
Xixiasaurus Cretaceous carnivore
Xixiposaurus Jurassic omnivore
Xuanhanosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Xuanhuaceratops Jurassic herbivore
Yamaceratops Cretaceous herbivore
Yandangornis Cretaceous carnivore
Yandusaurus Jurassic herbivore
Yangchuanosaurus Jurassic carnivore
Yibinosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Yimenosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Yingshanosaurus Jurassic herbivore The only fossil specimen of this species has apparently been lost.
Yinlong Jurassic herbivore
Yixianosaurus Cretaceous (unknown)
Yuanmousaurus Jurassic herbivore
Yunnanosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Yunxiansaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Zanabazar Cretaceous carnivore
Zhejiangosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Zhongornis Cretaceous (unknown) Seems intermediary between Archaeopteryx and birds
Zhongyuansaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Zhuchengosaurus Cretaceous herbivore
Zigongosaurus Jurassic herbivore
Zizhongosaurus Jurassic herbivore

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This is a timeline of selected dinosaurs from the list above. Time is measured in Ma, megaannum, along the x-axis.

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  1. Diet is sometimes hard to determine for dinosaurs and should be considered a "best guess"