Saltasaurus

About Saltasaurus

Discovered and named in 1980, Saltasaurus is a very unique and interesting Sauropod. Fossil evidence shows that Saltasaurus had thousands of spines that covered its entire body, similar to a pin cushion. In addition to spines, Saltasaurus also had a number of fist-sized lumps spread across its back. Living during the mid and late Cretaceous Period, these were among the smallest and last surviving of all the Sauropods anywhere on Earth.Discovered and named in 1980, Saltasaurus is a very unique and interesting Sauropod. Fossil evidence shows that Saltasaurus had thousands of spines that covered its entire body, similar to a pin cushion. In addition to spines, Saltasaurus also had a number of fist-sized lumps spread across its back. Living during the mid and late Cretaceous Period, these were among the smallest and last surviving of all the Sauropods anywhere on Earth.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Saltasaurus
How do I pronounce Saltasaurus?
Sall-tah-sore-us
What does the name Saltasaurus mean?
Salta Reptile (Location of Discovery)
How long was Saltasaurus?
39.00 feet 12.00 meters
How heavy was Saltasaurus?
20000.00 pounds 10000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Saltasaurus assigned to?
Sauropoda
What did Saltasaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Saltasaurus live?
75,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Saltasaurus live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Saltasaurus live?
Uruguay, Argentina, South America
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Saltasaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Saltasaurus's size

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