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.
Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae
Named by: Bonaparte and Powell (1980)
Type species: loricatus