Sauropelta was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

Quick facts about Sauropelta:

  • Existed from 125 million years ago to 100.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 32 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Sauropelta was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Anonymous. 1931. Dinosaur skeleton from Montana. Natural History 31:559
  • J. A. Jensen. 1984. Continuing study of new Jurassic/Cretaceous vertebrate faunas from Colorado and Utah. National Geographic Society Research Reports (1975) 16:373-381
  • J. H. Ostrom. 1970. Stratigraphy and paleontology of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of the Bighorn Basin area, Wyoming and Montana. Peabody Museum Bulletin 35:1-234