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

Quick facts about Saichania:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • 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):
  • Y. M. Gubin. 1999. Gobiatidy (Anura) iz verkhnemelovogo mestonakhozhdeniya Khermin-Tsav; Gobi, Mongoliya (= Gobiatids (Anura) from the Upper Cretaceous locality Khermeen-Tsav (Gobi Desert, Mongolia)). Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal 1:76-87
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and R. Barsbold. 1972. Narrative of the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions 1967-1971. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:5-136
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 1974. Multituberculate succession in the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert (Mongolia). Palaeontologia Polonica 30:23-44