Barosaurus was an herbivorous dinosaur found in the Carnegie Quarry. It was a giant, long-tailed, long-necked dinosaur closely related to the more familiar Diplodocus.
The name means "heavy lizard", an apparent reference to its large dimensions. Paleontologist Othniel C. Marsh named it in 1890. However, its forelimbs were longer and more slender than those of Diplodocus.
It was a huge dinosaur, but it was not the most intelligent because its head was unusually small and it easily detached from its skeleton after death. In addition, it had probably spent its entire life foraging in the treetops, protected from predators by its large size. According to Mike Taylor, the length of the Barosaurus' neck, estimated at 15 meters long, would have been as tall as a five-story building.
Barosaurus walked on all fours or quadrupeds. Its columnar limbs were used to support the enormous bulk of the animals. It had long forelimbs, a single carpal bone at the wrist, and the metacarpals were thinner than those of Diplodocus.
Based on the structure of the cervical vertebrae of Barosaurus, it swept its neck in long arcs at ground level when feeding and could not provide on vegetation high above the ground.
Barosaurus estimated to be over 25-27 meters long, 12 m tall and weighed around 12-20 metric tons.
Barosaurus was a herbivorous dinosaur that fed entirely on leaves and other plant material.
The name Barosaurus means "heavy lizard", an apparent reference to its large dimensions.
Barosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur that lived 161.2 million years ago - 145 million years ago and is found in the Carnegie Quarry.
The Barosaurus is estimated to be 12 meters tall.
The Barosaurus is estimated to be between 25 and 27 meters long.
Barosaurus is estimated to be 12 to 20 metric tons.