Haplocanthosaurus

Haplocantho-saurus

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'simple-spined lizard'

21.5m-long sauropod

Diet: herbivorous

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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