Giraffatitan was a massive plant-eating dinosaur that lived in Africa during
the late Jurassic period
and perhaps into the early
between about 154 and 142 million years ago.
It was closely related to Brachiosaurus
(which lived in North America), and indeed some scientists argue that it should be
classified as a type of
It was closely related to Brachiosaurus.
Giraffatitan was very large and heavy. It grew to perhaps 75 feet (22.9 meters) long, and weighed around 89 tons.
Giraffatitan's front limbs were long than its hind limbs, and this feature, together with its long neck,
allowed it to browse the foliage at the tops of tall trees.
Giraffatitan was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Giraffatitan was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Giraffatitan was a Sauropod - a member of a group of related large quadrupedal herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur with long necks.
Giraffatitan lived between about 154 million years ago and 142 million years ago, during the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
Giraffatitan lived in Africa.
Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater).
Giraffatitan was about 75 feet (22.9 meters) long.
Giraffatitan weighed about 89 tons.
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