Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

Pronunciation:
BRAK-ee-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'arm lizard'
Brachiosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
30.0m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 155-140 million years ago
Found in:
Algeria, Portugal, Tanzania, USA

Brachiosaurus held its head very high. It is likely to have eaten the leaves on tall tree-like plants.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Brachiosauridae
Named by:
Riggs (1903)
Type species:
altithorax
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