Genus: Shenzhousaurus JI, NORELL, MAKOVICKY, GAO, JI, & YUAN, 2003
Etymology: Shenzhou is the ancient name for china and Greek, sauros, ‘lizard’.

Species: orientalis JI, NORELL, MAKOVICKY, GAO, JI, & YUAN, 2003
Etymology: orientalis refers to the east.

Holotype: NGMC 97-4-002

Locality: Sihetun, Shangyuan, near Beipiao City, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Horizon 1, Lower part of the Yixian Formation, Jehol Group.

Biostratigraphy: Psittacosaurus Fauna, Confuciusornis Avifauna.

Age: Valanginian Stage, Upper Neocomian Subepoch, Early Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton lacking cervicals, first dorsals, most of the pectral girdle, lower legs and distal caudals.
Note: Has gastroliths.