Dicraeosaurus

Dicraeosaurus

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'forked lizard'

20.0m-long sauropod

Diet: herbivorous

Country: Tanzania

Period: Late Jurassic, 150-135 million years ago

This dinosaur is named 'forked lizard' because of the forked spines in its backbone.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae

Named by: Janensch (1914)

Type species: hansemanni

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