Best Brontosaurus Video for Kids

This video reveals a lot of interesting facts about Brontosaurus:

                                            Brontosaurus Facts

Brontosaurus is also known as Apatosaurus. Brontosaurus means ‘Thunder Lizard’. They lived in the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. In 1877, Othniel Charles Marsh, a palaeontologist has discovered a set of bones of the giant dinosaur. Brontosaurus is one of the largest animals that ever lived on the earth.

Quick facts: –

  • They reached about 75 feet in length and weighed more than 50,000 pounds.
  • An Apatosaurus can reach its full size in just 10 years.
  • They had long whip like tails which were used to balance the weight of their long neck.
  • Apatosaurus were plant eaters.
  • They walked on four legs. They were slow moving creatures because of their weight.
  • Apatosaurus had small heads and very small brains relative to their body size.
  • Their fossils have been found in Western North America in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Utah, and Colorado etc.
  • They had nostrils on the top of their head.
  • Apatosaurus primarily fed on low lying plants because it was difficult for them to reach high plants due to little neck flexibility.
  • They hatched from around 1 foot long eggs.
  • Apatosaurus did not chew its food. It had gastroliths in its stomach that were used to digest the food.
  • Their hind limbs were larger than their forelimbs.