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Apatosaurus Dinosaur Bone #2

$745.00 $600.00

Fossil Dinosaur Collection

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Description

  • Apatosaurus
  • Foot Bone
  • Jurassic (145 Million – 196 Million Years Ago)
  • Morrison Formation
  • Wyoming
  • The foot bone measures¬†approx. 13.25″ long and will come on the custom made stand with ID Tag as shown.¬†

Apatosaurus (meaning “deceptive lizard”) is a genus of extinct sauropod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic period. The cervical vertebrae of Apatosaurus are less elongated and more heavily constructed than those of Diplodocus, a diplodocid like Apatosaurus, and the bones of the leg are much stockier despite being longer, implying that Apatosaurus was a more robust animal. The tail was held above the ground during normal locomotion. Apatosaurus had a single claw on each forelimb and three on each hindlimb. The Apatosaurus skull, long thought to be similar to Camarasaurus, is much more similar to that of Diplodocus. Apatosaurus was a generalized browser that likely held its head elevated. To lighten its vertebrae, Apatosaurus had air sacs that made the bones internally full of holes. Like that of other diplodocids, its tail may have been used as a whip to create loud noises.

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