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Shamosaurus

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A skull and partial skeleton of Shamosaurus have been found, but not enough to estimate its full length.

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Pronounced
shah-maw-sore-us
Meaning of name
desert lizard
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 99 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae, Shamosaurus
Named by
Tumanova (1983)
Type species
scutatus