Seismosaurus

"Seismosaurus"
1995
Illustration board
7"x15"

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Essay

Seismosaurus was not the heaviest dinosaur, but it may have been the longest land animal that has ever lived. It stretched almost one hundred and twenty feet from tail-tip to snout and weighed almost as much as fifteen full-grown African elephants. Surely this creature shook the earth as it lumbered across the ancient terrain.

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Seismosaurus ("earth shaker lizard")
Type Species: * S. hallorum (Gillette, 1991)
Length: about 120 feet (37 meters)
Weight: 30-70 tons
Time: 155-145 million years ago (Late Jurassic)
Place: New Mexico
Diet: plant-eater (herbivore)


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