1. The name “Brachiosaurus” comes from the Greek words “brachion” and “saurus,” meaning “arm lizard.”
  2. It got its name because its front legs were longer than its hind legs, which is unusual for dinosaurs.
  3. Brachiosaurus lived during the Late Jurassic period, about 150-155 million years ago.
  4. Fossils of Brachiosaurus have been found in North America, particularly in the Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming regions of the United States.
  5. The Brachiosaurus is one of the largest and heaviest dinosaurs known to have walked the Earth.
  6. It’s estimated that Brachiosaurus could reach up to 85 feet (26 meters) in length and possibly weigh as much as 80 tons.
  7. Due to its long neck, Brachiosaurus is believed to have fed on the leaves and twigs of tall trees, similar to how a modern-day giraffe does.
  8. Unlike most dinosaurs, Brachiosaurus had a giraffe-like stance, with a steeply sloping back and a much taller front end.
  9. Its long neck probably allowed it to reach food other herbivores couldn’t, giving it a unique ecological role.
  10. Brachiosaurus had a relatively small skull compared to the size of its body. The skull was broad at the rear and had a snout that was square and blunt.
  11. It’s believed that Brachiosaurus could have lived for up to 100 years.
  12. The Brachiosaurus had nostrils on the top of its head, which some scientists believe could have been used as a “snorkel” when the dinosaur was in deep water.
  13. The dinosaur had chisel-like teeth for stripping foliage.
  14. Brachiosaurus was a quadrupedal dinosaur, meaning it walked on four legs.
  15. It was first discovered and described by American paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs in 1903.
  16. Because of its unique body shape and massive size, Brachiosaurus has often been portrayed in pop culture, including in movies like Jurassic Park.
  17. A full-sized model of a Brachiosaurus was put on display at the Berlin’s Natural History Museum and for many years it was the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world.
  18. Unlike many other sauropods, Brachiosaurus had a long tail that was thin and pointed, not heavy or club-like.
  19. The dinosaur had a single large claw on each front limb, and the first three toes on its rear feet had claws.
  20. Paleontologists believe that Brachiosaurus may have traveled in herds or family groups, based on the way their fossils have been found.

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