brachiosaur


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bra·chi·o·saur

 (brā′kē-ə-sôr′, brăk′ē-)
[From New Latin Brāchiosaurus, genus name; see brachiosaurus.]

bra•chi•o•saur

(ˈbreɪ ki əˌsɔr, ˈbræk i-)

n.
a sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus, having nostrils on a knob above the eyes and a sloping, massive body, and reaching a length of about 80 ft. (24 m).
[< New Latin Brachiosaurus (1903)]
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Nearly 600 specimens, including the bones of an 80ft-long brachiosaur and a 90ft diplodocid, had already been collected from part of the site in the two years before the project was announced in March.
Discovered in Wyoming, the foot is almost one meter (about 3.3 feet) wide and belonged to a species of dinosaurs called brachiosaur, which wasn't the largest dinosaur to have existed.
They discovered that the animals had almost exactly 21 percent more body mass than the minimum skeletal 'skin and bone' wrap volume, and applied this to a giant Brachiosaur skeleton in Berlin's Museum fur Naturkunde.
Indeed, the smallest gun I think might deliver enough shock for a brachiosaur to notice would be a Civil War field piece loaded with solid shot.
A brachiosaur tooth found in South Korean sediments represents the first evidence that this huge, plant-eating dinosaur once roamed Asia, say the researchers who dug up the tooth.
Baylene is a brachiosaur from times gone by, an elegant aristocrat and the last of her kind.
Two relentless carnotaurs (meaner T-Rexs) keep threatening to attack, and the slower, older dinosaurs, such as the bulky brachiosaur Baylene (Joan Plowright) and her styrachosaur pal Eema (Della Reese) also have raptors nipping at their hindquarters.
Grudgingly allowed to join the group by its gruff leader Kron, himself an iguanodon, Aladar and the lemurs bring up the rear with the enormous and slow-moving brachiosaur Baylene and the armor-heavy, sassy styrachosaur Eema.
The model for the little boy riding on top of the brachiosaur was Jim's son Dan.
A primitive beast will find itself relocated to civilized terrain, and inevitably will run amok there, like the unfortunate brachiosaur displaced to London in The Lost World, or the tyrannosaurus who ends up at a Wild West show in the amusing Valley of Gwangi, or, of course, King Kong, in his brief engagement in Depression-era Manhattan.
According to a report by ABC News, Qiaowanlong kangxii, is the first Early Cretaceous brachiosaur ever found in China.
A meteor shower drives him and his family away from their home and they hook up with a herd of dinos - including Baylene, the elderly Brachiosaur (voiced by Dame Joan Plowright) - who are making their way across a desert to the "nesting grounds".