Brachiosaurus

Not as well-known by name as the former four entries on this list, Brachiosaurus lived 155.7 million to 150.8 million years from the present day amid the mid-to late Jurassic Period. It was a rather unordinary dinosaur due to its massive size and strange proportions. Brachiosaurus is a variety of dinosaur that has come to be known as a sauropod, which commonly reached massive sizes and had similarly strange proportions as the brachiosaurus. Diplodocus and Apatosaurus. are other members within the sauropod classification. Examples have been discovered primarily in the fossil-rich Morrison Formation in North America, however the dinosaur did not look like any of the others that meandered the district. Its long neck caused it to heavily resemble a modern giraffe, and its forelegs were longer than its rear legs. The name Brachiosaurus, surely enough, translates "arm reptile" to point out its unusual front leg length. The Brachiosaurus was quadrupedal, meaning that it always walked on all four of its legs despite them not all being the same length. It's hazy exactly how huge Brachiosaurus truly was due to the fact that most size appraisals for the dinosaur originate from fossils of what was believed to be its African form. In all actuality, different species of this dinosaur exist over the globe and can't be bound to just a single size. The dinosaur's skull had a wide shape and thick jawbones that housed teeth that resembled somewhat flat bowls. Teeth of this variety were common among some herbivorous dinosaurs at the time, as they were impeccably suited for stripping vegetation. Brachiosaurus most likely bolstered on coniferous trees, which implied it ate softer and less tough vegetation than a dinosaur such as a triceratops. Due to the creature's immensely long neck, it was most well-suited to eating vegetation that was very high-up. This also possessed another advantage of not many other dinosaurs being able to reach such a height, giving brachiosaurus a plentiful amount of food. The creature was gigantic, with the assortment of size estimates putting its body length at around eighty to one hundred feet, with its height at around twenty feet. It is generally assumed that these monstrous creatures were warm blooded and not cold-blooded like the very vast majority of reptiles. Researchers have possessed the resources to decide this by analyzing the teeth of these creatures, and assuming body temperature of the dinosaur by estimating the proportions of specific isotopes found within the body of the brachiosaurus. The first ever fossils to be discovered of this dinosaur were uncovered by Elmer S. Riggs in Western Colorado in 1903. Per day, the brachiosaurus likely ate between five hundred and one thousand pounds of vegetation, which explains its massive estimated weight of over one hundred thousand pounds. Amazingly, this isn't even the heaviest estimated weight of a dinosaur! That honor belongs to a few other species also in the sauropod family.
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