APATOSAURUS

Pronounced

‘‘Ap-at-oh-SAWR-us”

 

Meaning

‘deceptive lizard’

 

Habitat

Forested plains.

Diet

Herbivore. Low lying plants and soft leaves at the top of trees.

TIME PERIOD

Late Jurassic

(155 – 150 million years ago)

 

Character

The stocky Apatosaurus had a slow, plodding gait and an extraordinary neck that it could bend sideways into a U-shape. Grazing in a wide arc it may have swallowed without chewing, instead relying on gut microbes to digest large quantities of vegetation and maintain its huge body size.

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