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Brachiosaurus was a Macronarian sauropod that lived a long lifespan all the way from the Late Jurassic through Early Cretacious, in Africa, North America, and Europe.

2 Brachiosaurus feasting on trees in Walking with Dinosaurs


Brachiosaurus measured roughly 75 feet long, but it's true size dwelled in it's 45 foot height, making it a towering creature. It likely lived in small groups, not complete herds, that went across it's habitat consuming massive amounts of vegetation.

Brachiosaurus is also notable for it's towering, girraffe-like neck, which gave it it's massive height.

Brachiosaurus Stats[]

  • Name Means: Arm Reptile
  • Average Length: 66 feet (20 meters)
  • Maximum Length: 75 feet, (22.4 meters)
  • Average Height: 40 feet (12 meters)
  • Maximum Height: 46 feet, (14 meters)
  • Average Weight: 50 tons
  • Maximum Weight: 75 tons,
  • When: 150-135 million years ago, possibly 112 million years ago
  • Where: North America, Eastern Africa, Europe
  • Diet: Tall plants