brachiosaurid

Related to brachiosaurid: Brachiosauridae

bra·chi·o·saur·id

 (brā′kē-ə-sôr′ĭd, brăk′ē-)
n.
Any of several very large herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the family Brachiosauridae of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a long neck, small head, and front legs longer than the hind legs. Also called brachiosaur.

[From New Latin Brāchiosauridae, family name, from Brāchiosaurus, type genus; see brachiosaurus.]

bra′chi·o·saur′id adj.
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