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Apatosaurus
  • Name Meaning: “Deceptive lizard”
  • Habitat: Western North America
  • Length: 75-90 ft23-28m
  • Weight: 20-36 tons20,000-36,000 kg
  • Stance: Quadruped
  • Diet: Ferns and conifer branches
  • Age: Late Jurassic, 150 million years ago

Apatosaurus is one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. An average adult is longer than two school buses parked bumper to bumper and weighs as much as four adult male African elephants.

Fossil imagery courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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Apatosaurus can’t chew. It has to swallow all of its plant food whole.


Size Chart

Tyrannosaurus rex 40′ long × 16′ tall12m long × 5m tall Apatosaurus 75′ long × 15′ tall23m long × 5m tall Suchomimus 32′ long × 14′ tall10m long × 4m tall Triceratops 30′ long × 10′ tall9m long × 3m tall Edmontosaurus 42′ long × 10′ tall13m long × 3m tall Gallimimus 26′ long × 9′ tall8m long × 3m tall Stegosaurus 30′ long × 9′ tall9m long × 3m tall Parasaurolophus 40′ long × 9′ tall12m long × 3m tall Baryonyx 33′ long × 8′ tall10m long × 3m tall Metriacanthosaurus 24′ long × 6′ tall7m long × 2m tall Ankylosaurus 25′ long × 6′ tall8m long × 2m tall Velociraptor 13′ long × 6′ tall4m long × 2m tall Pachycephalosaurus 16′ long × 6′ tall5m long × 2m tall Microceratus 3′ long × 1′ tall1m long × 0.3m tall Mosasaurus 60′ long 18m long Pteranodon 25′ long8m long Dimorphodon 5′ long1.5m long Tyrannosaurus rex 40′ long × 16′ tall12m long × 5m tall Apatosaurus 75′ long × 15′ tall23m long × 5m tall Suchomimus 32′ long × 14′ tall10m long × 4m tall Triceratops 30′ long × 10′ tall9m long × 3m tall Edmontosaurus 42′ long × 10′ tall13m long × 3m tall Gallimimus 26′ long × 9′ tall8m long × 3m tall Stegosaurus 30′ long × 9′ tall9m long × 3m tall Parasaurolophus 40′ long × 9′ tall12m long × 3m tall Baryonyx 33′ long × 8′ tall10m long × 3m tall Metriacanthosaurus 24′ long × 6′ tall7m long × 2m tall Ankylosaurus 25′ long × 6′ tall8m long × 2m tall Velociraptor 13′ long × 6′ tall4m long × 2m tall Pachycephalosaurus 16′ long × 6′ tall5m long × 2m tall Microceratus 3′ long × 1′ tall1m long × 0.3m tall Mosasaurus 60′ long 18m long Pteranodon 25′ long8m long Dimorphodon 5′ long1.5m long
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