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Related to brachiosauruses: Brachiosaurus altithorax

bra·chi·o·sau·rus

 (brā′kē-ə-sôr′əs, brăk′ē-)
n.
A large brachiosaurid dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus of the Jurassic Period, with the nostrils and eyes set high up on the head. Also called brachiosaur.

[New Latin Brāchiosaurus, genus name : Latin brācchium, arm; see brachium + Greek sauros, lizard.]

brachiosaurus

(ˌbreɪkɪəˈsɔːrəs; ˌbræk-)
n
(Animals) a dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus, up to 30 metres long: the largest land animal ever known. See also sauropod

bra·chi·o·sau·rus

(brā′kē-ə-sôr′əs) or bra·chi·o·saur (brā′kē-ə-sôr′)
Plural brachiosauri or brachiosaurs
A massive sauropod dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. It had forelegs that were longer than its hind legs, and nostrils on top of its head.
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Then suddenly it was like that scene in Jurassic Park when, as the music soars, you see the undulating heads of a herd of brachiosauruses.
Then suddenly it was like that scene in Jurassic Park when, as the music crescendos, you see the gently undulating heads of a herd of brachiosauruses.
We even get to enjoy a few tender moments as young and old Brachiosauruses smooch up for a quick cuddle in the late Jurassic era, and in the show's closing minutes as the terrifying mother Tyrannosaurus Rex nuzzles her child after saving him from the armoured Ankylosaurus.