Brachytrachelopan

Brachytrachelo-pan

Pronunciation:
brak-i-trak-eh-loh-pan
Name meaning:
'short-necked Pan [shepherd god]'
Brachytrachelopan
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
10.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Mid Jurassic, 150 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

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.

Taxonomic details

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

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