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007--SAICHANIA CHULSANENSIS

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project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 007

SAICHANIA CHULSANENSIS
"Khulsan Beautiful One"
Maryańska, 1977
Length: 6.6m (22ft)
Weight: 900kg (1 ton)
Location: Ömnögovi, Mongolia
Era: Campanian age, upper Cretaceous (80 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Thyreophora
Thyreophoroidea
Ankylosauria
Ankylosauridae
Ankylosaurinae

Notes:
Saichania's name (beautiful one) comes not from the animal's intrinsic beauty (with its rough appearance and distinctly piggish nose, beauty is hardly the first word that comes to mind) but from the pristine preservation of the type specimen's remains.

UPDATE APR 02 2013:
One of the earliest dinosaurs I drew for the project and the first Ankylosaur, I have made significant strides in my technique and Ankylosaur knowledge since then and I always felt the original Saichania picture was one of (if not the) worst of the original 100. So I felt a complete redrawing was in order. This is probably one of the biggest quality jumps of all of the updates. Go here ([link]) for the original.
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Evodolka's avatar
i have never seen this dinosaur anywhere else that wasn't dinosaur king related
THIS picture looks the best out of the 2 reconstructions  have seen :D