Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids – 5 Brave Facts about Brachiosaurus

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Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids: Imagine a world where dinosaurs still living on earth. How do you think a Brachiosaurus dinosaur look like? Come and check our five brave facts about Brachiosaurus.

Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Brachiosaurus Lived in North America

Brachiosaurus is pronounced as ‘brak-ee-oh-sore-us’. This dinosaur was named by Elmer. S. Riggs in 1903. The Brachiosaurus skeleton fossils have been discovered in the Colorado River valley in western Colorado, United States. The meaning of Brachiosaurus’ name is ‘arm reptiles’.

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Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Brachiosaurus Had a Long Lifespan

The Brachiosaurus dinosaur was estimated to have a lifespan of 100 years. The Brachiosaurs lived on earth during the Late Jurassic period, which was roughly 154 million years ago. The Late Jurassic period is also known as the Upper Jurassic period.  At this time, the Diplodocus and Stegosaurus dinosaurs were also roaming the Earth. Brachiosaurus is a herding dinosaur that would feed and travel with other dinosaurs.

Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Brachiosaurus Were Slow Paced

The Brachiosaurus is considered among one of the largest dinosaurs during the Jurassic period. The Brachiosaurus were about 59-85 ft long, that’s the equivalent to three London buses. The Brachiosaurus could reach a height of 39 ft tall.  Brachiosaurus could weigh up to and over 50,000kg that’s nearly the same weight as 10 elephants! The dinosaur’s large size meant that it was very slow. Its estimated fastest speed was 7.5 mph, meaning you and I could have easily outrun it. So you can brag that you are faster than a Brachiosaurus.

Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Brachiosaurus Were Herbivores

The Brachiosaurus dinosaur was a herbivore, meaning it ate vegetation and plants. Due to their height, Brachiosaurs ate leaves from high trees. They most commonly ate ginkgo trees, conifer trees, trees and ferns. Brachiosaurus didn’t need sharp teeth to cut through flesh, so they had a set of cone shaped teeth instead. These helped to break down twigs and sticks from trees. The Brachiosaurus was a very peaceful dinosaur and wasn’t a threat to others. It also didn’t have to compete against other herbivores for food as it took its food from higher up.

Brachiosaurus Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: The Brachiosaurus Differed from other Sauropods

The Brachiosaurus was part of the Sauropod family, however it differed from the usual types. Sauropods are described as having long tails, long necks, small heads and four pill-like legs. The Brachiosaurus had longer legs at the front than at the back. Unlike other Sauropods, it was not able to rear up on its hind legs. It is this feature of the Brachiosaurus which gained it its name as the armed reptile. The Brachiosaurus also has a shorter tail than other sauropods.

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We hope you enjoyed learning more things about Brachiosaurus as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic this dinosaur is, you can move on to learn about other dinosaurs, animals and birds like: Albertosaurus and Herbivorous Dinosaurs.

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