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Giraffatitan

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Considered to be distinct from Brachiosaurus by some scientists, Giraffatitan is known from the fossils of several individuals.

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Pronounced
ji-raf-a-tie-tan
Meaning of name
giraffe titan
Length
  23m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(154 - 142 million years ago)
Found in
Tanzania

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Brachiosauridae, Giraffatitan
Named by
Janensch (1914)
Type species
brancai