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Brachiosaurus

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Brachiosaurus held its head very high. It is likely to have eaten the leaves on tall tree-like plants.

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Pronounced
BRAK-ee-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
arm lizard
Length
  30m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(155 - 140 million years ago)
Found in
Tanzania, USA, Portugal, Algeria

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Brachiosauridae, Brachiosaurus
Named by
Riggs (1903)
Type species
altithorax