Haplocanthosaurus

Haplocantho-saurus

Pronunciation:
hap-lo-kan-tho-sore-us
Name meaning:
'simple-spined lizard'
Haplocanthosaurus
Dinosaur description:
21.5m-long
sauropod
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Diet:
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Country:
USA
Period:
Late Jurassic, 154-142 million years ago

Haplocanthosaurus is known from partial skeletons that lack skulls, so the shape of the head in reconstructions is based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Camarasauridae
Named by:
Hatcher (1903)
Type species:
priscus
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