Barosaurus is a species of very large sauropod that lived in Late Jurassic. It is related to Diplodocus and Apatosaurus. Like most of the other sauropod species in Diplodocidae, it has a long, slender neck, stout, column-like limbs, and a long whip-like tail.
One primary difference between Barosaurus and Diplodocus is that it has 16 neck vertebrae, as opposed to the usual 15. Also, the vertabrae were about a third longer in length than its relatives. This suggests a larger feeding range, as it can stretch its neck easier to get the leaves on different-sized trees.
Barosaurus fossils are found in the USA and Tanzania and the average skeleton is about 93 feet (29 meters) long. It is a candidate for being one of the largest, if not the largest land animal and dinosaur in history.
Classification and systematics
Discovery and naming
- Barosaurus made an appearance in the Roblox game called "Dinosaur Simulator".