- Middle Cretaceous (94 – 100 Million Years Old)
- Aoufous Formation
- Kem-Kem, North Africa
- Specimen measures approx. 7 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ and will come on the custom made stand with ID Label as shown.
Rebbachisaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur of the superfamily Diplodocoidea, up to 20 metres (66 ft) long, that lived during the Early–Late Cretaceous period in Africa about 99 million years ago.
This massive four-legged plant-eating animal had a small head, a long, graceful neck and a whiplike tail. Rebbachisaurus is distinguished from other sauropods by its unusually tall, ridged back. The discovery of
Rayososaurus, a South American sauropod nearly identical to Rebbachisaurus, supports the theory that there was still a land connection between Africa and South America during the Early Cretaceous, long after it was
commonly thought the two continents had separated. Rebbachisaurus is notable for the tall spines that jutted out from its vertebrae, which may have supported a sail or hump of skin (or simply may have been there for decorative purposes).