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Giraffatitan



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Scientific Classification
 
Disputed
Some scientists argue that Giraffatitan should be classified as a species of Brachiosaurus
 
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Sauropodomorpha
  Infraorder Sauropoda
  Family Brachiosauridae
  Genus Giraffatitan
Giraffatitan was a massive plant-eating dinosaur that lived in Africa during the late Jurassic period and perhaps into the early Cretaceous period, 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.

Like Brachiosaurus, Giraffatitan was very large and heavy. It grew to perhaps 75 feet (22.9 meters) long, and weighed around 89 tons. Also like Brachiosaurus, 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.


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Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago

Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Giraffatitan:
  1. Giraffatitan was a genus of dinosaur. Some scientists have argued that Giraffatitan should be classified as a species of Brachiosaurus.

  2. "Giraffatitan" means "giraffe titan".

  3. 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.

  4. Giraffatitan was a Sauropod - a member of a group of related large quadrupedal herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur with long necks.

  5. Giraffatitan lived between about 154 million years ago and 142 million years ago, during the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.

  6. Giraffatitan lived in Africa.

  7. Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  8. Giraffatitan was about 75 feet (22.9 meters) long.

  9. Giraffatitan weighed about 89 tons.


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