Pronounced: die - Sty - low - Sore - us
Diet: Herbivore (plant-eater)
Name Means: "Double Beam Lizard"
Time: Late Jurassic - 150 mya
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North
Dystylosaurus was a giant plant-eater that was probably very similar to
Brachiosaurus It is known from one very large back bone. Although
this one bone can't tell us exactly what it looked like, if it was like a
brachiosaur it would have been more than 70 feet (21 m) long and weighed
more than 30 tons (27,000 kilos). Like
Brachiosaurus it would have had front legs longer than its back
legs and its head would have been held high off the ground.
Although it is thought to most certainly belong to the brachiosauridae,
it is clearly different from Brachiosaurus
It is believed likely that more of this individual was collected and
misidentified as the quarry in which it was discovered has yielded a number
of large sauropod specimens.