Barosaurus

Barosaurus

Pronunciation:
BAR-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'heavy lizard'
Barosaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
24.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 155-145 million years ago
Found in:
Tanzania, USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Diplodocidae
Named by:
Marsh (1890)
Type species:
lentus

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