Saichania was an armored herbivore (plant-eater)
that lived in the late
around about 80 million years, in what is today
Saichania's diet is believed to have consisted of tough vegetation - it had a
solid hard palate which seems adapted for this purpose.
Saichania was protected from predators with armor that include bony plates
on its back, spikes, and a heavy bony growth on its tail which it swing
as a club. The animal was about 23 feet long (7 meters) and weighed about
It is belived that Saichania lived in a hot, arid, desert-type environment -
and it seems to have possessed a number of adaptations to this environment.
Saichania's skull was equipped with complex air passages that would have
helped it keep cool. Additionally, it may have a salt gland near its nostrils.
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