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Saltasaurus



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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Sauropodomorpha
  Infraorder Sauropoda
  (unranked) Titanosauria
  Family Saltasauridae
  Genus Saltasaurus
Saltasaurus was a massive plant-eater (herbivore) that lived in the late Cretaceous period, between about 75 and 65 million years ago. It lived in South America - fossils have been found in Argentina and Uruguay.

Saltasaurus was around 39 feet (12 meters) long. It probably weighed about 8 tons. In other words, although a massive animal, it was comparatively small for a Sauropod dinosaur.

Saltasaurus was discovered in 1980. The first fossils found came from the Salta province in Northwest Argentina, and hence the name, which means "lizard from Salta". Subsequently, additional fossils have been found in Uruguay.

Prior to the discovery of Saltasaurus, scientists assumed that their great size was sufficient protection for Sauropod dinosaurs. However, when Saltasaurus was discovered, the fossils found, include bony armor plates ("osteoderms") about 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 centimeters) in diameter, and thus it is believed that Saltasaurus had some armored protection against predators. There is even some suggestion that the bony plates may have had spikes, although more fossils are needed to confirm ot disprove this hypothesis. Since the discovery of Saltasaurus, scientists have also begun to investigate whether some other Sauropods may also have had armor, and again there seems to be some evidence that for some types of Sauropod, this was the case.

In 1997, hundreds of eggs containing fossilized embryos of Sauropod dinosaurs, most likely Saltasaurus, were found in Patagonia, Argentina. Each egg was about 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 centimeters) in diameter, and it appears that the female dinosaurs buried these eggs in sand and vegetation. Particularly noteable, is the large number of animals which must have been at the same location at the same time - if these are Saltasaurus eggs, this would suggest that Saltasaurus lived in herds.


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Saltasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 65 million years ago

Saltasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 65 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Saltasaurus:
  1. Saltasaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Saltasaurus" means "lizard from Salta" (after the province in Argentina where it was first found).

  3. Saltasaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Saltasaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Saltasaurus was a Sauropod - a member of a group of related large quadrupedal herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur with long necks.

  5. Saltasaurus lived between about 75 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Saltasaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Saltasaurus lived in South America (fossils have been found in Argentina and Uruguay).

  8. Saltasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  9. Saltasaurus was about 39 feet (12 meters) long.

  10. Saltasaurus weighed about 8 tons.

  11. Saltasaurus seems to have been protected by bony armor plates. It is even possible some of the plates may have had spikes, but this is not certain.


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Saltasaurus: Dinosaurs Series
By Janet Riehecky

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Presents facts and speculations about the physical characteristics and behavior of this armored dinosaur.
How to Draw Dinosaurs (A step- by- step guide to draw Abrosaurus, T- Rex, Saltasaurus and many more) book 1 (How to Draw. A Step By Step Guide. 2)
By Alex Man

Released: 2016-01-17
Kindle Edition (44 pages)

How to Draw Dinosaurs (A step- by- step guide to draw Abrosaurus, T- Rex, Saltasaurus and many more) book 1 (How to Draw. A Step By Step Guide. 2)
 
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Everyone can draw and so can you, no previous knowledge is needed. The drawing book will show you how to draw these interesting dinosaurs; Abrosaurus, T- Rex, Saltasaurus and many more, step by step. The pages don't contain text, and suitable for children who don't know how to read yet, but are eager to draw by themselves. Recommended for kindergarten and up. Enjoy.
Brachiosaurus and Other Big Long-Necked Dinosaurs: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
By Rebecca Rissman

Capstone Press
Paperback (32 pages)

Brachiosaurus and Other Big Long-Necked Dinosaurs: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
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Long-necked dinosaurs like Brachiosaurus looked down on the earth from above the treetops. These mighty plant eaters had long tails, necks, and bodies. Bold images, colorful maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when these giants walked the earth.
Saltasaurus: Dinosaurs Series by Janet Riehecky (1990-09-01)
By Janet Riehecky

Child's World
School & Library Binding

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Saltasaurus - Presents Facts & Speculations About the Physical Characteristics & Behavior of This Armored Dinosaur - Dinosaur Series By Janet Riehecky - Library Binding - 1992 Edition
By by Janet Riehecky - Illustrated by Betty Raskin

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Saltasaurus - Presents Facts & Speculations About the Physical Characteristics & Behavior of This Armored Dinosaur - Dinosaur Series By Janet Riehecky - Library Binding - 1992 Edition
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Adoptar un dinosaurio (Somos8) (Spanish Edition)
By José Carlos Andrés

NubeOcho
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Let’s just say no reader will be able to resist. ~Kirkus Star Review

“I want a dog! I want a cat!”

“No animals at home!”

“I want a dinosaur!”

“… If you find one you can have it.”

And find it she does. Ali wanted a pet, but her parents didn’t expect that pet to be A DINOSAUR!

A charming and humorous tale that stirs kids’ imagination as they read aloud. Come along with Kimo, the sweetest dinosaur of them all, and you won’t stop laughing!

After reading this tale, you’ll want a pet dinosaur too!

Adopting a Dinosaur (Somos8)
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Let’s just say no reader will be able to resist. ~Kirkus Star Review

“I want a dog! I want a cat!”

“No animals at home!”

“I want a dinosaur!”

“… If you find one you can have it.”

And find it she does. Ali wanted a pet, but her parents didn’t expect that pet to be A DINOSAUR!

A charming and humorous tale that stirs kids’ imagination as they read aloud. Come along with Kimo, the sweetest dinosaur of them all, and you won’t stop laughing!

After reading this tale, you’ll want a pet dinosaur too!

Saltasaurio/Saltasaurus (Dinosaur Series) (Spanish Edition)
By Janet Riehecky

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Presents facts and speculations about the physical characteristics and behavior of this armored dinosaur


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Schleich Saltasaurus
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Released: 2008-09-15
Toy

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FLORMOON Dinosaur Toy - Realistic Saltasaurus Dinosaur - Plastic Dinosaur Figures - Birthday Cake Decoration, Party Supplies for Kids Boys Toddler
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