The Archbishop

"The Archbishop" is the nickname given to a brachiosaurid sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of Tanzania that was similar in appearance to both Brachiosaurus and Giraffatitan. The nickname originates due to the paleontologists wanting a non sequiter nickname instead of a simple transformation. When it was discovered in 1930, it was thought to be the same species as Giraffatitan (when Giraffatitan was considered to be a species of Brachiosaurus) due to the fact that they were both found in the Tendaguru Formation in Tanzania. However, it showed enough distinct morphological differences from Giraffatitan to be classified as its own genus. However, this genus doesn't currently have an official scientific name. Work on the specimen has begun as of May 2018 though, so it is possible that "The Archbishop" could receive a scientific name soon.

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