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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus name means "Arm Lizard", was one of the largest and tallest dinosaurs ever found. It had a long neck, small head, and a short, thick tail. Grows up to 40-50 feet (12-16 m) tall. Brachiosaurus lived in the middle to late Jurassic period, about 156-145 million years ago. Brachiosaurus was about 85 feet (26 m) long, and weighed about 33-88 tons. It had a claw on the first toe of each front foot had a claws on the first three toes of each rear foot (each foot had five toes with fleshy pads). Some dating estimates have Brachiosaurus surviving until 140 million years ago, during the dawn of the Cretaceous period. `
                                                Allosaurus Vs. Brachiosaurus: Might Against Height (Edge Books: Dinosaur Wars) 
Herds: Brachiosaurus probably traveled in herds and may have migrated when they wasted their local food supply. Eggs: Brachiosaurus have hatched from eggs, like other sauropods. Sauropod eggs have been found in a linear pattern and not in nests; presumably the eggs were laid as the massive reptiles was walking. It is thought that sauropods did not take care of their eggs. Brachiosaurus Life Span: Sauropod life span may have been as old as 100 years old. Brachiosaurus Defense: Brachiosaurus's best defense was size. In colluding, its long tail could whip away most predators. Also, Brachiosaurus had leathery skin, everyone though this wasn't much of a defense against predators, sharp Theropods teeth. They also had one claw on the front feet that were used protected  young.






               Schleich BrachiosaurusLarge Brachiosaurus Figure
                              Dinosaur - Dinosaur Brachiosaurus - Mouse PadsBrachiosaurus (Discovering Dinosaurs) Dinosaur - Dinosaur Brachiosaurus - Water Bottles


     Brachiosaurus 4D Dinosaur Puzzle 27 Pieces Realistic Detail           Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Animal Wall Clock by WatchBuddy Timepieces (Black Frame)

                                                                                                                          

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Places Where They Lived and Their Name Means Part 2

Where in the world did they live?



*Kritosaurus means "Noble lizard" and lived in mexico and Texas.  
*Lambeosaurus means "Lamb's lizard" and lived in Alberta
*Leaellynasaura means "Leaelly  lizard" and lived in Australia 
*Leptoceratops means "Slender horned face" and lived in Alberta
*Lesothosaurus means "lizard from Lesotho" and lived in Africa
*Lufengosaurus means "Lufeng lizard" and lived in china
*Mamenchisaurus means "Mamen lizard" and lived in china
*Manirapters means "Hand snatcher" and lived in world wide
*Massopondylus means "Massive vertebra" and lived in Arizona
*Mononykus means "Single claw" and lived in Mongolia
*Mosasaurs means "lizard from the Meuse" and lived in Africa and Canada
*Mussaurus means "Mouse lizard" and lived in Argentina
* Megalosaurus means "Great lizard" and lived in England 
*Majungatholus means "Majunga dome" and lived in Madagascar
*Maiasaura means "Good Mother lizard" and lived in Montana
*Nanotyrannus means "Dwarf tyrant" and lived in Montana
*Nemegtosaurus means "lizard from Nemegt" and lived in Mongolla 
*Nodosaurus means "Knobby lizard" and lived in Wyoming



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I think it's really cool to know names of the mammals and where they come from. Trivial information but oh, so fascinating.

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