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Sauropod means “Lizard-Footed”. Sauropods travel in herds to protect each other. The sauropod is the largest land animal ever to have lived. They have long necks, 4 stumpy legs, long tails to counterbalance the long necks, small heads and small brains, nostrils high up on the skull and blunt teeth. Some sauropods have body armour to protect itself from other dinosaurs. They are found on all the continents except Antarctica. They lived in places with a lot of water and trees.
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The sauropod ranged in size from 7-10ft (2-3m). Their necks were about 46ft (14m).They probably used their long necks like a giraffes, to get leaves that are high in the trees. The largest sauropod dinosaurs were close to 100 tonnes which is 10 time the record weight of a modern elephant.
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- “Enchanted Learning”. Enchanting Learning. Retrieved 2015-05-21
- BBC. “Sauropod dinosaurs”. Retrieved 2015-05-21
- Smith, Dave. “The Sauropod Dinosaurs. UCMP Berkeley. Retrieved 2015-05-21
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