Saturnalia was a herbivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited South America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Mashonaland West (Zimbabwe) and Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).

Quick facts about Saturnalia:

  • Existed from 237 million years ago to 208.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Saturnalia was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • M. A. Raath and P. M. Oesterlen. 1992. First record of Triassic Rhynchosauria (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Lower Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe. Palaeontologia africana 29:1-10
  • M. C. Langer and F. Abdala. 1999. A sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Upper Triassic (Carnian) of southern Brazil. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris: Sciences de la terre et des planètes 329:511-517