Yuan'an County

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Yuan'an County
Yuan'an is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 31°10′N 111°34′E / 31.167°N 111.567°E / 31.167; 111.567Coordinates: 31°10′N 111°34′E / 31.167°N 111.567°E / 31.167; 111.567
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Yichang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Yuan'an County (simplified Chinese: 远安县; traditional Chinese: 遠安縣; pinyin: Yuǎn'ān Xiàn) is a county of western Hubei, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Yichang City.

Yuanansuchus, an extinct mastodonsauroid temnospondyl, is named after Yuan'an County where its remains were first discovered.[1]


  1. ^ Liu, J.; Wang, Y. (2005). "The first complete mastodonsauroid skull from the Triassic of China: Yuanansuchus laticeps gen. et sp. nov". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 25 (3): 725–728. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2005)025[0725:tfcmsf]2.0.co;2.