BRACHIOSAURUS

Pronounced

“BAK-truh-SAWR-us”

 

Meaning

‘arm lizard’ referring to its longer fore legs.

 

Habitat

Semi-arid environment with distinct wet and dry seasons, flat flood plains and riverside forests.

Diet

Herbivore. Leaves, ferns and low lying vegetation.

TIME PERIOD

Mid – late Jurassic (150 – 100 million years ago).

 

Character

Brachiosaurs used their very long necks to graze on foliage high above the ground. Plant material was digested in their huge guts, possibly in fermentation chambers. They even swallowed stones (known as gizzard stones or ‘gastroliths’) to help grind up leaves and twigs. Its long neck contained large air sacs connected to the lungs which reduced overall weight and helped movement.

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