Meaning - Apatosaurus means “deceptive lizard” - Brontosaurus (this name is no longer used) means “thunder lizard”
Herbivore (plant-eater). Apatosaurus swallowed stones to help grind up its tough plant food. It did not chew its food.
Length - 70-90 feet (21-27 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Jurassic period, about 157-146 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming, in the USA, North America.
A few incomplete fossils have been found (mostly without skulls).
The dinosaur Brontosaurus (Marsh,1879) is now called Apatosaurus. Apatosaurus’ nostrils were located on the top of its head.
A detailed page on Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus.
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