Saichania was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Bayankhongor (Mongolia) and Ömnögovi (Mongolia).

Quick facts about Saichania:

  • Existed from 83.6 million years ago to 70.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a desert environment
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 1417.2 kg
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Saichania illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Saichania was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Gradzinski and Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 1977. Upper Cretaceous Djadokhta, Barun Goyot and Nemegt formations of Mongolia, including remarks on previous subdivisions. Acta Geologica Polonica 27(3):281-318
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 1974. Multituberculate succession in the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert (Mongolia). Palaeontologia Polonica 30:23-44
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and R. Barsbold. 1972. Narrative of the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions 1967-1971. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:5-136