(meaning "Damala lizard") is the informal name given to a genus
of herbivorous dinosaur
from the Middle Jurassic
, (Bajocian stage
, around 160 to 175 million years ago). It was a sauropod
, though its exact classification within the clade
is unknown. Fossils of "Damalasaurus" have been found in China
The type species, "Damalasaurus laticostalis", is a nomen nudum named from fossils recovered in Tibet. A second species, "D. magnus", also exists. Neither species has ever been fully described, though the name was published (by Zhao) in 1985.