Brachiosaurus held its head very high. It is likely to have eaten the leaves on tall tree-like plants.

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Fact file

  • Pronounced: BRAK-ee-oh-sore-us
  • Meaning of name: arm lizard
  • Length: 30m
  • Diet: herbivorous
  • When it lived: Late Jurassic (155 – 140 million years ago)
  • Found in: Tanzania, USA, Portugal, Algeria

Taxonomic details

  • Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Brachiosauridae, Brachiosaurus
  • Named by: Riggs (1903)
  • Type species: altithorax