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Janenschia was a huge, plant-eating dinosaur with an elongated neck and tail. It was a sauropod from the late Jurassic period, about 156 million to 150 million years ago.

Anatomy: Janenschia had a small head, blunt teeth, and a short, thick tail; it was about 80 feet (24 m) long. This titanosaurid sauropod's back may have been covered with bony, armored plates.

Fossils: Fossils have been found in Tanzania, Africa. They include: 2 forelimbs, 3 clawed hindlimbs (the femur was up to 4 1/2 feet or 1.38 m long), and back and tail vertebrae.

Name: Janenschia was named by the German paleontologist Rupert Wild in 1991. The type species is J. robusta.



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