Genus: Charonosaurus GODEFROIT, ZAN & JIN, 2000
Etymology: Charon, boatswain of Styx River in Greek and Roman mythology ; and Greek, sauros, “lizard”: Charon’s lizard.

Species: jiayinensis GODEFROIT, ZAN & JIN, 2000
Etymology: In reference to the type locality, Jiayin Village.

Holotype: CUST J-V1251-57

Locality: Southern banks of the Amur (Heilongjang) River, 8 km west to Jiayin village, Heilongjan Province, People’s Republic of China.

Horizon: Yuliangze Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Maastrichtian Stage, Upper Senonian Subepoch, Upper Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Partial skull.

Referred material:

CUST J-III, J-V, GMH Hlj-17, 77, 87, 101, 140, 143, 144, 178, 195, 196, 207, 278, A10, A12 and ‘magnus”: Almost complete skeleton from elements from bonebeds.

As per GODIFROIT et al, 2001

= Trachodon amurense RIABININ, 1923? P. 1, pl. 1.

= Mandschurosaurus amurensis RIABININ, 1930 ? p. 15, figs. 3-4, pls, 1-4.

= Mandschurosaurus amurensis YANG, 1986, p. 2, pls 1-4.

= Mandschurosaurus amurensis RIABIIN-XING et al, 1994, p. 17.