Dicraeosaurus

Dicraeosaurus

Pronunciation:
die-KRAY-oh-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'forked lizard'
Dicraeosaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
20.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 150-135 million years ago
Found in:
Tanzania

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

Taxonomic details

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

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