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Dicraeosaurus

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This dinosaur is named 'forked lizard' because of the forked spines in its backbone.

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Pronounced
die-KRAY-oh-SORE-us
Meaning of name
forked lizard
Length
  20m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(150 - 135 million years ago)
Found in
Tanzania

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae, Dicraeosaurus
Named by
Janensch (1914)
Type species
hansemanni