Dino facts and information for kids!
Brachiosaurus is a great dinosaur to learn about. If you want to know how big they are - or what they ate - then you are in the right place!
- You pronounce their name 'brack-ee-ow-sor-us'.
- The meaning of their name is 'arm reptiles'.
- They were herbivores.
- They lived in the Late Jurassic Period.
- Their length was around 26 metres (85 feet)
- They weighed about 40 tons (40,000kg).
More Dinosaur Details
These dinosaurs were herbivores - which means they were plant eaters. It is thought to be a 'high feeder' like a giraffe - eating leaves on trees up to 9 metres high.
They lived about 154 to 153 million years ago - in the late Jurassic period. This was at the same time as the Diplodocus
Scientists believe that the Brachiosaurus was a warm blooded dinosaur, like mammals.
Its dinosaur classification
Braciosaurus had longer legs at the front than at the back. Unlike other Sauropods, it would not be able to rear up on its hind legs. It also has a shorter tail than other sauropods.
More questions you may have :
Where did they live?
Fossils have been found in Colorado. Only one skull has been found.
Fossils similar to the Brachiosaurus have been found in Africa and Europe - but scientist believe they are different enough to be different dinosaurs.
How big were they?
They were were around 25 metres long (85 feet) in length and weighed 40 tons. They could reach up 9 metres high - the same as two double-decker buses stacked on top of each other.
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