Apatosaurus Another of the sauropods, the apatosaurus lived alongside the diplodocus and brachiosaurus
. It was native to modern day Colorado and Utah in the US and grew to around 20 metres, weighing more than 20 tonnes.
"The climate was very different in the Mesozoic era - when the huge brachiosaurus
and diplodocus lived - with possibly much higher carbon dioxide levels.
Its later cousins brachiosaurus
and diplodocus stretched to 130ft and weighed up to 80 tons.
There is a brachiosaurus
weighs more than 15 elephants, and a terrifying T rex.
and Diplodocus look a good bit like the Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus.
One of the largest dinosaurs was a Brachiosaurus
and they weighed about 50 tonnes.
Real dinosaur fossil bones from a T-Rex, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus
and Edmontosaurus will also be available for viewing.
"The Apatosaurus has no hump on its head and has a longer neck, but the Brachiosaurus
does have a hump and it's larger.
"We have all the dinosaurs they love from the other films, so the T-Rex plays a role throughout the story, we have brachiosaurus
, tyrannosaurus, velociraptors, triceratops, we have all the dinosaurs.
There are detailed accounts of the habits and habitats of creatures that may or may not exist ('Looking like the love child of a giraffe and a Brachiosaurus
, the Red Wowlet roams the landscape in a continual state of amazement'), pen-portraits of the occasional human who almost certainly doesn't ('Dylis once threatened a whole herd of elephants with extinction if they didn't "settle down and stop causing such a rumpus'"), and, littered throughout, fascinating glimpses of how the world looks through the eyes of genius.
For six weeks, from Saturday July 22, visitors will be taken back in time to a prehistoric world where they will come face-toface with moving dinosaurs - from the giant but gentle brachiosaurus
to the towering tyrannosaurus rex.
FEATURED DINOSAURS | Tyrannosaurus head | Edmontosaurus head | Brachiosaurus
head | Baryonyx | Ceolophysis | Velociraptor | Protoceratops | Iguanodon | Euoplocephalus | Oviraptor