Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

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'arm lizard'
Brachiosaurus
30.0m-long sauropod
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Diet: herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Period: Late Jurassic, 155-140 million years ago

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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