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An African sauropod, Barosaurus. It is almost identical to Diplodocus, however, it lacks the spines on its back.
— Allen, about Barosaurus

Barosaurus (name meaning "Heavy Lizard") is a genus of diplodocidae sauropod dinosaur that originated during the Middle Cretaceous in what is now Africa. Identical to Diplodocus, it was a prey item for the African predators of its region; Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.

FactsEdit

Era & DiscoveryEdit

Barosaurus lived in Africa during the Middle Cretaceous period, from 110 to 91 million years ago. They were a large prey item for predatory dinosaurs like Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.

The first Barosaurus remains were discovered in Africa by Ms. E. R. Ellerman, postmistress of Pottsville, and excavated by Othniel Charles Marsh and John Bell Hatcher of Yale University in 1889.

Physical AttributesEdit

Barosaurus was an enormous animal, with some adults measuring more than 85 feet (26 m) in length and weighing more than 22 tons. Additionally, it had an identical appearance to Diplodocus, with a small head, long neck, and long whip-like tail, but Barosaurus did not have the vertebrate spines on its back.

Behavior & TraitsEdit

Barosaurus, like all sauropod dinosaurs, lived in herds. And the young went wherever the adults did. The adults cared greatly for their young and would protect them from carnivorous dinosaurs.

TriviaEdit

  • Barosaurus was one of the few prehistoric creatures that were not brought back to the park on its first encounter.
  • The sound effects of Barosaurus are that of an elephant, water buffalo, and rhino.
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