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, [Gr.,=deceptive lizard], quadruped saurischian dinosaur, estimated to be from 70 to 90 ft (21 to 27 m) in length and to weigh up to 30 tons (27 metric tons). The similar dinosaur formerly called Brontosaurus [Gr.
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any very large herbivorous quadrupedal dinosaur of the genus Apatosaurus, common in North America during Jurassic times, having a long neck and long tail: suborder Sauropoda (sauropods)
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Similarly, in "Abrupt Extinctions at the End of the Cretaceous," we are ostensibly allowed insight into the demise of the brontosaurs, as the saurian narrator kicks off the story with the anticlimactic explanation for the extinction, "We were tired.
Large, four-legged brontosaurs and swift, bipedal theropods blazed those trails across the gently sloping shores of a freshwater lake about 150 million years ago, says Katherine McCarville of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.
Over 150 species of sauropods, the long-necked, long-tailed four-footed herbivores informally called brontosaurs, have been described.
And the Jurassic display had brontosaurs and stegosaurs and allosaurs.