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Apato-saurus

 

Apatosaurus Facts

Name Means
"Deceptive Lizard" Nickname in Land Before Time, "Longneck"
Type
Plant Eater
Lived When
Jurassic (150 million years ago)
Weight
25 tons
Height
75 feet
Length
70-90 feet
Weapons
Its size and long, whip-like tail, which was about 50 feet long!
Diet
Plants
Habitat
Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Mexico

Interesting
Apotosaurus
Facts

It's called a "deceptive lizard" because its bones look so much like the mosasaurus, a sea creature, and scientists thought, because it was so big, it lived part of the time in the water. They now know that isn't true.

Some scientists believe the Apatosaurus wasn't strong enough to lift its head to eat leaves off trees, simply because its neck was so heavy.

The Apatosaurus used to swallow stones to help it grind up plants in its stomach. It did not chew its food.

One set of Apatosaurus bones was first called a Brontosaurus. Now the name "Brontosaurus" is not used by scientists, who know that it was just a different type of Apatosaurus.


 

Apatosaurus
This is my drawing of an Apatosaurus. It's
Littlefoot from the Land Before Time TV Show!

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