Named By: Páramo Fonseca, María Eurídice, Cristian David Benavides Cabra & Ingry Esmirna Gutiérrez - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria, Pliosauria, Brachaucheninae.
Species: S. vitae (type).
Size: Roughly estimated at up to 10 meters long.
Known locations: Colombia - Paja Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull and partial post cranial remains.
is a genus of large brachauchenine pliosaur
that lived in waters around
South America during the early Cretaceous. Like other similar
pliosaurs, Sachicasaurus is noted for having
shorter jaws, and
hence reduced number of teeth.
- A new large pliosaurid from the Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) of Sáchica, Boyacá, Colombia. Earth Sciences Research Journal 22. 223–238. - Páramo Fonseca, María Eurídice, Cristian David Benavides Cabra & Ingry Esmirna Gutiérrez - 2018.