Amargasaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited South America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Argentina.

Some 30 feet long, and weighing about three tons, this Argentinian sauropod from the early Cretaceous stood firmly on all four short legs with a long neck out in front, balanced by an equally long tail. Discovered in 1984, it has a unique claim to fame. Amargasaurus had a double row of long spines sticking up from its shoulders and back. Were they for defense, or display? The experts are still arguing.

Quick facts about Amargasaurus:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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