was a kind of sauropod, the name given to a large group of long-necked, long-tailed herbivore dinosaurs with small heads that included the biggest animals to have ever lived on Earth.
Previous estimates of this Brachiosaur
's weight have varied, with estimates as high as 80 tonnes, but the Manchester team's calculations reduced that figure to just 23 tonnes.
teeth are easy to recognize, explains Jong-Deock Lim, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
These are known in other sauropods, but this is the first time the feature has been identified in a brachiosaur
Only Disney could make a scaly iguanadon seem cute and turn a lumbering brachiosaur
into an eccentric elderly lady (voiced by Joan Plowright).
The film's cast includes more than 30 different species of prehistoric creatures, from the 12-inch gliding lizard to the 120-foot long, 100-ton brachiosaur
On site there's one of the world's largest collections of life-sized dinosaur models, ranging from the ever popular Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurs
, to the lesser-known Tsintaosaurus.
It also confirmed that brachiosaurs
inhabited a huge area from eastern Utah to northwestern Wyoming, 150 million years ago.
"Bigfoot", found near Mount Rushmore, confirms brachiosaurs
lived over a huge swathe of North America, from eastern Utah to northwestern Wyoming, 150 million years ago.
? You should have studied your Dinosaurs At a Distance book.
A road trip though a truly alien place where the sun didn't set and time seemed to stand still; I saw porcupines, moose and a pair of grizzlies and I recall thinking that I wouldn't be surprised to see a herd of brachiosaurs
, wooly mammoth or some other creature come crawling out of prehistory.
They appeared in the fossil record during the Upper Cretaceous period (136 million years ago), the same time that North American dinosaur varieties such as brachiosaurs
and venenosaurs were at the height of their development and the Rocky Mountains were beginning to rise.