'short-necked Pan [shepherd god]'

10.0m-long sauropod

Diet: herbivorous

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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