Pronounced: Sue - per - Sore - us
Diet: Herbivore (Plant-Eater)
Name Means: "Super Lizard"
Length: 98 feet (30 m)
Height: 54 feet (17 m)
Weight: 56 tons (50,000 kilos)
Time: Early Cretaceous - 135 MYA
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have
been found in SW United States
Supersaurus is known from only a few bones, but these bones are enormous. The first bone found, a scapulacoracoid (shoulder bone) was over eight feet (2.4 m) long. James Jensen, one of North America's most prolific dinosaur hunters, discovered this creature in 1973 and excavated it in 1979. The bones are so large that some are still unprepared. Bones that were originally assigned to Ultrasauros have now been identified as being from Supersaurus.