Savannasaurus

Name: Savannasaurus ‭(‬Savanna lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sa-van-nah-sore-us.
Named By: S.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Poropat,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Mannion,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Upchurch,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Hocknull,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Kear,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kundrát,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Tischler,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Sloan,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Sinapius,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Elliott‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Elliott‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: S.‭ ‬elliottorum‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at‭ ‬15‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Australia,‭ ‬Queensland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Winton Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian/early Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Disarticulated partial skeleton.




       Savannasaurus is a genus of titanosaur that lived in Australia doing the Cretaceous.‭ ‬Hailing from the Winton Formation of Queensland,‭ ‬Savannasaurus would have been in the same habitat as other dinosaurs such as Diamantinasaurus,‭ ‬Austrosaurus and Wintonotitan.‭ ‬Savannasaurus seems to have been quite similar to Diamantinasaurus in form.‭ ‬Possible predatory threats to Savannasaurus include megaraptorans such as Australovenator,‭ ‬though they were perhaps more of a threat to younger and smaller juveniles.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New Australian sauropods shed light on Cretaceous dinosaur palaeobiogeography.‭ ‬-Scientific Reports‭ ‬6:34467:1-12.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Poropat,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Mannion,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Upchurch,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Hocknull,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Kear,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kundrát,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Tischler,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Sloan,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Sinapius,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Elliott‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Elliott‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.



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