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Brachytrachelopan

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Brachytrachelopan is known from partial neck and dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), ribs, a partial pelvis and limb bones. This dinosaur had, proportionately, the shortest neck of any known sauropod.

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Pronounced
brak-i-trak-eh-loh-pan
Meaning of name
short-necked Pan [shepherd god]
Length
  10m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(150  million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae, Brachytrachelopan
Named by
Rauhut, Remes, Fechner, Cladera and Puerta (2005)
Type species
mesai