Giraffatitan

Giraffatitan

Pronunciation:
ji-raf-a-tie-tan
Name meaning:
'giraffe titan'
Giraffatitan
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
23.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 154-142 million years ago
Found in:
Tanzania

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

Taxonomic details

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

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