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