Meaning - Brachiosaurus means “Arm lizard”
Herbivore (plant-eater) - it ate conifers, cycads, and ginkgos.
Length - 80-85 feet (24-26 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Jurassic period, about 156-145 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Colorado, USA, North America and Tanzania, Africa, and perhaps Portugal, Europe.
A few incomplete fossils have been found (mostly without skulls).
Unlike most other dinosaurs, the front legs of Brachiosaurus were longer than the hind legs (hence its name, “arm lizard”).
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