Bothriospondylus

Bothriospondylus suffosus

  • Pronounced:  Both-ree-o-spon-Die-lus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Furrow Vertebrae"

  • Length:  66 feet (20m)

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Late Jurassic - 162 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in U.K., Madagascar

Bothriospondylus was a huge plant-eater related to Brachiosaurus.

It was described by Sir Richard Owen in 1875 and he based his description on a few backbones. Like Brachiosaurus, it would have had front legs longer than its back legs and probably held its head high above the ground to feed on the upper branches of trees.

There is no modern scientific description of Bothriospondylus. In the last part of the 20th century, two species of this genus were reassigned to Pelorosaurus. A species found in Madagascar has not been widely accepted as belonging to this genus.



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