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

Quick facts about Shamosaurus:

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

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Shamosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • N. N. Kalandadze and S. M. Kurzanov. 1974. Nizhnemelove mestonakhozhdeniya nazemnykh pozvonochnykh Mongolii [Lower Cretaceous terrestrial vertebrate localities of Mongolia]. In N. N. Kramarenko, B. Luvsandansan, Yu. I. Voronin, R. Barsbold, A. K. Rozhdestve (eds.), Mesozoic and Cenozoic Faunas and Biostratigraphy of Mongolia. The Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition, Transactions 1:288-295
  • V. F. Shuvalov. 1974. O geologicheskom stroenii i vozraste mestonakhozhdenii Khobur i Khuren-Dukh [On the geology and age of the Khobur and Khuren-Dukh localities]. In N. N. Kramarenko, B. Luvsandansan, Yu. I. Voronin, R. Barsbold, A. K. Rozhdestve (eds.), Mesozoic and Cenozoic Faunas and Biostratigraphy of Mongolia; The Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition, Transactions 1:296-304