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[[File:9038891_orig.png|thumb]]'''''Saltasaurus''''' was a large plant-eating dinosaur with an elongated neck and bony armored plates on its body. It was a titanosaurid sauropod that lived during the late Cretaceous Period, about 83 to 79 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Argentina.
[[File:Saltasaurus.jpg|thumb|272px]]'''Saltasaurus''' was a form of [[Titanosaurid]] which appeared in the Late Cretaceous, 73-67.3 mya. It was a medium- sized [[sauropod]], with the typical bulky [[brachiosaur]] build, despite the fact that the two were only distantly related. What really makes Saltasaurus stand out from the crowd is the rows of large, bony, nodules, known as osteodemrs, which grew on the herbivore's back. All
 
sauropods have long necks. It was named after Salta, a town in [[Argentina]] that it was discovered in. They grew around 30 ft. long. They were also in Uruguay.[[File:Saltasaur_size.jpg|thumb]]
 
==Eggs==
 
   
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==Description==
[[File:Egg_of_a_dino.jpg|thumb|left|Saltasaurus egg]]The females laid eggs in clutches of around 25 eggs each. These eggs can be found with well-preserved fossil embryos stil inside.
 
   
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''Saltasaurus'' was named by paleontologists J. Bonaparte and J. Powell in 1980. Salta is the name of the Northwestern Argentinian Province where fossils were found. They include: a few oval and circular armored plates, hundreds of bumps which covered its back (roughly 1/4 inch = 6-7 mm in diameter), and several incomplete skeletons, including some vertebrae, limb bones, and jaws.
==In popular culture==
 
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==Paleobiology==
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A large titanosaurid nest was found in Auca Mahuevo, in Patagonia, Argentina. The small eggs had fossilised embryos, complete with skin impressions. <ref>Coria and Chiappe (2007).</ref>
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==In The Media==
 
In the enhanced-motion vehicle attraction [[Dinosaur (Disney's Animal Kingdom)|Dinosaur]] at [[Disney's Animal Kingdom]] theme park, a saltasaurus is seen in the ride, mentioned as a "sauropod".[[File:Ride_Saltosaurus.jpg|thumb|286px]]
 
In the enhanced-motion vehicle attraction [[Dinosaur (Disney's Animal Kingdom)|Dinosaur]] at [[Disney's Animal Kingdom]] theme park, a saltasaurus is seen in the ride, mentioned as a "sauropod".[[File:Ride_Saltosaurus.jpg|thumb|286px]]
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==References==
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*[http://www.palaeos.com/Vertebrates/Units/330Sauropodomorpha/330.600.html#Saltasaurus Sauropodomorpha: Titanosauridae: 'Saltasaurus], by M. Alan Kazlev, from Palæos.
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*[http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/html/patagonia.htm The late Cretaceous nesting grounds of Patagonia], by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Rey Luis V. Rey], from his art gallery.
 
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Saltasaurus was a large plant-eating dinosaur with an elongated neck and bony armored plates on its body. It was a titanosaurid sauropod that lived during the late Cretaceous Period, about 83 to 79 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Argentina.

Description

Saltasaurus was named by paleontologists J. Bonaparte and J. Powell in 1980. Salta is the name of the Northwestern Argentinian Province where fossils were found. They include: a few oval and circular armored plates, hundreds of bumps which covered its back (roughly 1/4 inch = 6-7 mm in diameter), and several incomplete skeletons, including some vertebrae, limb bones, and jaws.

Paleobiology

A large titanosaurid nest was found in Auca Mahuevo, in Patagonia, Argentina. The small eggs had fossilised embryos, complete with skin impressions. [1]

In The Media

In the enhanced-motion vehicle attraction Dinosaur at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, a saltasaurus is seen in the ride, mentioned as a "sauropod".

Ride Saltosaurus.jpg

References

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External links

  • Coria and Chiappe (2007).