Saltasaurus was named by paleontologists J. Bonaparte and J. Powell in 1980. Salta is the name of the Northwestern Argentinian Province where fossils were found. They include: a few oval and circular armored plates, hundreds of bumps which covered its back (roughly 1/4 inch = 6-7 mm in diameter), and several incomplete skeletons, including some vertebrae, limb bones, and jaws.
A large titanosaurid nest was found in Auca Mahuevo, in Patagonia, Argentina. The small eggs had fossilised embryos, complete with skin impressions. 
Saltasaurus in The Land Before Time
Saltasaurus appeared as a background character in The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration. In the picture below it is the one at the bottom of the picture looking at Sue. A small group of Saltasaurus, possibly the same ones from The Great Longneck Migration, are also seen as part of Bron's herd in The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave.
- ↑ Coria and Chiappe (2007).