Diplodocus vs. Brontosaurus



Any of several herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs, of the genus Diplodocus, known as fossils from the late Jurassic in North America.


One of the largest land animals to ever walk the earth; a Brontosaurus.


huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America


A genus of large sauropod American dinosaurs of the jurassic era, or an individual of that genus. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these reptiles. The genus is also called Apatosaurus, and individuals of the genus are also called brontosaurs.


Diplodocus (, , or ) is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaurs, whose fossils were first discovered in 1877 by S. W. Williston. The generic name, coined by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1878, is a neo-Latin term derived from Greek διπλός (diplos) and δοκός (dokos) , in reference to the double-beamed chevron bones located in the underside of the tail, which were then considered unique.

‘double’; ‘beam’;


huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic


Brontosaurus (; meaning from Greek βροντή, brontē and σαῦρος, sauros ) is a genus of gigantic quadruped sauropod dinosaurs. Although the type species, B. excelsus, had long been considered a species of the closely related Apatosaurus, researchers proposed in 2015 that Brontosaurus is a genus separate from Apatosaurus and that it contains three species: B. excelsus, B. yahnahpin, and B. parvus.Brontosaurus had a long, thin neck and a small head adapted for a herbivorous lifestyle, a bulky, heavy torso, and a long, whip-like tail.

‘thunder lizard’; ‘thunder’; ‘lizard’;

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