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Apatosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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Pronounced
ah-PAT-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
deceptive lizard
Length
  21m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(154 - 145 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Diplodocidae, Apatosaurus
Named by
Marsh (1877)
Type species
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