- Name Meaning: “Deceptive lizard”
- Habitat: Western North America
- Length: 75-90 ft23-28m
- Weight: 20-36 tons20,000-36,000 kg
- Stance: Quadruped
- Diet: Ferns and conifer branches
- Age: Late Jurassic, 150 million years ago
Apatosaurus is one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. An average adult is longer than two school buses parked bumper to bumper and weighs as much as four adult male African elephants.
Fossil imagery courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Did you know?
Apatosaurus can’t chew. It has to swallow all of its plant food whole.