VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #7
Brachiosaurus dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
The next video in the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia series is now available on youtube. In this video, we bring you new and unknown facts about the dinosaur that is Brachiosaurus.
Brachiosaurus was long considered one of the largest dinosaurs, while it is speculated that a group of dinosaurs called titanosaurs was twice as long and heavier. The fact is, that it was one of the largest dinosaurs to ever live.
Brachiosaurus was a dinosaur that lived about 154-153 million years ago in the late Jurassic period. Its structure indicates that it belonged to the sauropods that had long tails, long necks, small heads, and 4 pillar-like legs. The characteristic features of this dinosaur include the fact that it had longer forelimbs than the hind limbs. Due to the structure of the Brachiosaurus limbs, it had an inclined trunk and a proportionately shorter tail.
Brachiosaurus size is estimated to be 18 to 21 meters long. It is also believed that the weight of this dinosaur ranged from 28.3 to even 58 metric tons. This dinosaur compared to the current elephant could be up to 7 times heavier.
Brachiosaurus remains were first discovered in 1900 in the Colorado River Valley near Fruity. The discoverers found little then because only the humerus was discovered. Further discoveries of Brachiosaurus fossils in North America were also rare, consisting of only a few bones. Between 1909 and 1912, two new subspecies of this dinosaur were discovered in East Africa. Another subspecies of this dinosaur was discovered in 1947 in Atalaia, Portugal. In 1958, the last species of this dinosaur was discovered, and it was found in Algiers in the Sahara desert.
Brachiosaurus is believed to fed on the leaves of trees high above the ground. Its size allowed it to eat leaves from trees that could measure up to 9 meters in height.
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