Brachytrachelopan

Brachytrachelo-pan

Pronunciation:
brak-i-trak-eh-loh-pan
Name meaning:
'short-necked Pan [shepherd god]'
Brachytrachelopan
Dinosaur description:
10.0m-long
sauropod
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Diet:
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Country:
Argentina
Period:
Mid Jurassic, 150 million years ago

Brachytrachelopan is known from partial neck and dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), ribs, a partial pelvis and limb bones. This dinosaur had, proportionately, the shortest neck of any known sauropod.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae
Named by:
Rauhut, Remes, Fechner, Cladera and Puerta (2005)
Type species:
mesai
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