The long-necked, long-tailed Brachiosaurus lived 155.7 million to 150.8 million years ago during the middle to late Jurassic period. Despite its enormous size, it was not the largest four-legged dinosaur to walk the earth. Brachiosaurus has been continuously shown in movies and is one of the most famous dinosaurs of the sauropod family, along with Diplodocus and Apatosaurus.
Brachiosaurus had a small head, a relatively short tail, its front legs were longer than its hind legs, and it had a long neck similar to today's giraffes. In 1903, Elmer Riggs first described Brachiosaurus, "the largest known dinosaur" that weighed between 30 and 45 metric tons and was about 26 meters long.
The name Brachiosaurus comes from Greek words meaning "arm" and "lizard".
Brachiosaurus had a broad snout and thick jaws that housed spoon-shaped teeth, which were ideal for stripping vegetation. Brachiosaurus was indeed a plant eater and loved to chew on green leaves.
Yes, Brachiosaurs lived in herds that regularly changed locations for food supply.
Perhaps, the Brachiosaurus finds it fun to be with friends on an adventure.
The Brachiosaurus had a total of 52 teeth, 26 teeth in its upper jaw and 26 in its lower jaw. Its teeth were ideal for stripping vegetation.
Brachiosaurus had a neck approximately 9 meters long, perfect for navigating the branches of tall trees.
Brachiosaurus was part of the Triassic-Jurassic (Tr-J) extinction event that profoundly killed life on land and in the oceans.
Brachiosaurus was initially a land animal, but some believe it also spent time in the water. Of course, some scientists do not support that idea because of the shape of its legs that cannot support its body weight in mud.
The ball-shaped Brachiosaurus egg was about 30 cm long, 25 cm wide, had a volume of about 2 liters, and weighed up to 7 kg.
According to two scientists, Carpenter and Tidwell, the skull measured about 81 centimeters, making it a huge sauropod skull from the Morrison Formation.