Name: Tsagantegia ‭(‬of Tsagen-Teg/of White Mountain‭).
Phonetic: Sar-gan-te-ge-ah.
Named By: T.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Tumanova‭ ‬-‭ ‬1993.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Ankylosauridae.
Species: T.‭ ‬longicranialis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Mongolia,‭ ‬Bayan Shireh Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       The name Tsagantegia means‭ ‘‬of Tsagen-Teg‭’ ‬which can be‭ ‬further translated to Englishto mean‭ ‘‬of White Mountain‭’‬,‭ ‬and this is a reference to the location where the holotype skull of Tsagantegia was first discovered.‭ ‬Tsagantegia is currently represented by a single skull,‭ ‬the features of which clearly identify Tsagantegia as an ankylosaurid dinosaur.‭ ‬Although unknown,‭ ‬Tsagantegia would have had a squat quadrupedal body similar to relatives,‭ ‬covered in thick bony armour,‭ ‬and bony club on the end of the tail.‭ ‬Post cranial fossil remains of Tsagantegia are unknown at the time of writing,‭ ‬so the full size of Tsagantegia is unknown for certain.‭ ‬Comparison to the skulls of other ankylosaurs however does reveal that Tsagantegia was most probably a mid-sized ankylosaur‭ ‬in the range of roughly around five meters long.

Further reading
-‭ ‬O novom pantsirnov dinozavre iz iugo-vostochnoy Gobi‭ [‬A new armored dinosaur from southeastern Gobi‭]‬.‭ ‬Paleontological Journal‭ ‬27‭(‬2‭)‬:119-125.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Tumanova‭ ‬-‭ ‬1993.


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