Shamosaurus

About Shamosaurus

Shamosaurus is one of the earliest known armored dinosaurs to inhabit Asia. It was discovered in 1983 by Tatyana Tumanova in the Gobi Desert. This large dinosaur was covered in evenly sized and spaced spikes which lined its back. Shamosaurus was one of the first armored dinosaurs to possess a clubbed tail, and was larger than other armored dinosaurs of its era. What we know about Shamosaurus is based on a nearly complete set of fossils, including a complete skull and jaw bone, which is rare to find among dinosaur fossils. This skull shows strong evidence of a short narrow beak and head plating.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Shamosaurus
How do I pronounce Shamosaurus?
Sham-oh-sore-uss
What does the name Shamosaurus mean?
Gobi Desert Reptile
How long was Shamosaurus?
22.00 feet 7.00 meters
How heavy was Shamosaurus?
5700.00 pounds 2700.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Shamosaurus assigned to?
Ankylosauria
What did Shamosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Shamosaurus live?
120,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Shamosaurus live?
Earlty Cretaceous
Where did Shamosaurus live?
Asia, Mongolia
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Shamosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Shamosaurus's size

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