Shamosaurus

Shamosaurus

Pronunciation:
shah-maw-sore-us
Name meaning:
'desert lizard'
Shamosaurus
Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 121-99 million years ago
Found in:
Mongolia

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

Taxonomic details

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

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