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Diplodocus

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The Diplodocus was one of the longest dinosaurs to live. It is one of the best known long necked dinosaurs. It lived during the late Jurassic period, which was around 155.7 to 150.8 million years ago. Most of the diplodocus’ length was taken by its neck and tail.

Diet[edit | edit source]

The Diplodocus was a herbivore. A herbivore eats plants only. The Diplodocus may have swallowed stones to help with the digestion of all the plant material it ate. It also spent more time fermenting its food in its stomach then chewing the food.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The Diplodocus roamed around western North America. Many fossils were found in the Rocky Mountains of western USA.

The Body[edit | edit source]

The Diplodocus was a long- necked dinosaur with a tail used for a whip. It’s nose was on top of its head instead of being on the tip of its snout.The Diplodocus could not hold their necks above 17 ft. That meant that it may have had to stand on its two back legs to get leaves from the top of trees. It had one tooth replaced every 35 days.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Joseph Castro (March 19 2015) “Diplodocus: Facts about the longest dinosaur” Live Science retrieved: 21-05-2015
  • Open Source Contributor “Diplodocus” Enchanted Learning Retrieved: 21-05-2015
  • Open Source Contributor “ Diplodocus Longus” National Park Service Retrieved: 21-05-2015
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