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Haplocanthosaurus

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Haplocanthosaurus is known from partial skeletons that lack skulls, so the shape of the head in reconstructions is based on similar dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
hap-lo-kan-tho-sore-us
Meaning of name
simple-spined lizard
Length
up to  21.5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(154 - 142 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Camarasauridae, Haplocanthosaurus
Named by
Hatcher (1903)
Type species
priscus