sauropod dinosaur

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Noun1.sauropod dinosaur - very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal
saurischian, saurischian dinosaur - herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile
Sauropoda, suborder Sauropoda - any of the sauropod dinosaurs
apatosaur, apatosaurus, Apatosaurus excelsus, brontosaur, brontosaurus, thunder lizard - huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic
barosaur, barosaurus - a dinosaur that could grow to be as tall as a building five stories tall
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The excavation process spanned multiple years, and included field teams suspended by ropes and large-scale mechanical excavators to recover one of the more complete specimens from this part of the sauropod dinosaur family tree.
I quickly returned to find that the area was indeed full of bones...the remains of an associated partial skeleton of a sauropod dinosaur."
(2007): A new gigantic sauropod dinosaur with the deepest known body cavity from the Cretaceous of Asia.
Perhaps, its most treasured item was a fossil bone of the Indian sauropod dinosaur, Barapasaurus tagorei.
In a study titled Downsizing a giant, the 85-feet long titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur or Dreadnoughtus, which was first estimated to be weighing around 60 tons, was reported to weigh only around 30 to 40 tons.
Until more bones are discovered the team have simply nicknamed Britain's oldest sauropod dinosaur Alan, after the finder of this prehistoric giant, Alan Gurr.
Big government is indeed big, and like another big creature, the sauropod dinosaur, government has a primitive nervous system: Injured in the tail, that fact could take nearly a minute to be communicated to the sauropod brain.
The fossil, which is an upper foreleg, seems to be that of a bone of a sauropod dinosaur that walked on four legs like brachiosaurus.
So it is for many of the other 12 volunteers, drawn together by the opportunity to unearth `Elliot', a giant sauropod dinosaur that came to rest in this remote Mitchell grass plain near Winton, in outback Queensland, 95 million years ago.