brontosaurus

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Related to brontosauruses: Apatosaurus excelsus

Brontosaurus:

see ApatosaurusApatosaurus
, [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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Brontosaurus

[‚brän·tə′sȯr·əs]
(paleontology)

brontosaurus

, brontosaur
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)