- Name meaning:
- 'Salta lizard'
- Type of dinosaur:
Fossils have been found showing that Saltasaurus had small bony nodules embedded in its skin, finally confirming that one a least one group of sauropods, called titanosaurs, had armour plates.
Saltasaurus is one of the last sauropods, living just before the group's extinction.
- Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae
- Named by:
- Bonaparte and Powell (1980)
- Type species: