Latest Sauropoda Stories
Using fossilized bone remains from China, palaeontologists from the University of Alberta (UA) in Canada have identified a new species of a long-necked, "dragon" dinosaur they're calling Qijianglong guokr.
Sauropod dinosaurs, like Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus, were the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth, and many of these massive creatures lived alongside each other in close proximity.
For the second time this month, researchers have discovered a massive new type of dinosaur – a species of titanosaur known as Rukwatitan bisepultus which reportedly weighed as much as several elephants.
A 130-foot long, 65-foot tall, 180,000-pound dinosaur believed to have been the largest creature ever to walk the Earth has been discovered by an agricultural worker in Argentina.
A group of paleontologists from the University of Pennsylvania have described a colossal dinosaur recently discovered in China. The dinosaur is a 60-foot-long sauropod from the Early Cretaceous.
Sauropods, the largest land animals in Earth's history, are still mightily puzzling the scientists.
The largest terrestrial animals ever to roam the Earth, sauropod dinosaurs exceeded all other land-dwelling vertebrates in both mean and maximal body size. Sauropods convergently evolved many features seen in other large terrestrial animals, such as upright, columnar limbs and barrel-shaped trunks.
A new analysis of ostriches reveals that a computer model of long-necked sauropods used to simulate the dinosaurs' movements, featured in BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and the focus of an installation at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, does not correctly reconstruct how flexible their necks were.
Colossal, skyscraping sauropod dinosaurs required massive amounts of plant food to maintain their enormous weight, meaning a lot of wear and tear on their teeth. But without a decent dental plan, how did these giants maintain healthy chompers?
Researchers have found new evidence that dinosaurs were excellent swimmers, according to a study published in Monday’s edition of Chinese Science Bulletin, an academic journal co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Supersaurus, meaning “super lizard” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur that was discovered by Vivian Jones of Delta, Colorado, in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Colorado in the year 1972. The fossil remains came from the Brushy Basin Member of the formation, dating back to about 153 million years ago. It’s among the largest dinosaurs known from good remains, possibly reaching 108 to 112 feet long and around 35 to 40 tons. In most respects, Supersaurus is much like...
Sauroposeidon, meaning “earthquake god lizard,” is a genus of sauropods dinosaur from the Aptian and Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). It was discovered in the southeast region of Atoka County, Oklahoma, not far from the border of Texas, in a claystone outcrop. The fossils were initially misidentified as pieces of petrified wood when they were found in 1994. A more detailed analysis in 1999 revealed they were truly dinosaurian bones. They were formally...
Diplodocus, meaning “double beam,” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now western North America (about 150 million years ago). The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered in 1877 by S.W. Williston. Its generic name was coined by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1878. Diplodocus is one of the more common dinosaur fossils found in the Upper Morrison Formation, a sequence of shallow marine and alluvial sediments deposited about 150 million...
Spinophorosaurus, meaning "spine-bearing lizard," is a genus of early sauropod dinosaur from the Mid Jurassic Period or possibly earlier. It was discovered in a rock formation in Niger, belonging to the lower part of the Irhazer Group. The specimen is unusual for having spiked ectoderms, probably from the tail, similar to the famed thagomizer found in stegosaurs. The type specimen, S. nigerensis, was described by Remes et al. in 2009. Photo Copyright and Credit
Qiaowanlong is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China in 2007. It came from the geological formation called the Xinminpu Group. Qiaowanlong is known from articulated cervical (neck) vertebrae and a right pelvic girdle, as well as several unidentified bone fragments. It was the first brachiosaurid to have been found from China. Qiaowanlong is estimated to have been...
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.