Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Statue

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Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Statue

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SKU: JQ86192

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Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Statue -Realistically sculpted with prehistoric precision, this replica Brachiosaurus dinosaur statue easily belongs in a class all on its own! Named the “arm lizard” for its front legs were longer than the hind legs, our Brachiosaurus statue echoes its heritage as one of the world’s largest and oldest herbivore (a full-grown Brachiosaurus may well have reached the century mark). This breathtaking prehistoric replica dinosaur statue is cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted with powerfully convincing color and texture to be as faithful as possible to the form of its ancient species. Visitors will admire your creative garden style as our Brachiosaurus statue makes a Mesozoic statement! Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Statue measures  40.5″ H x 33″ W x 14.5″ D. Cast in quality designer resin. Available only in USA – No express shipment.

Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic, about 154–153 million years ago. It was first described by American paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs in 1903 from fossils found in the Colorado River valley in western Colorado, United States. Riggs named the dinosaur Brachiosaurus altithorax; the generic name is Greek for “arm lizard”, in reference to its proportionately long arms, and the specific name means “deep chest”. Brachiosaurus is estimated to have been between 18 and 21 meters (59 and 69 ft) long; weight estimates range from 28.3 to 58 metric tons (31.2 and 64 short tons). It had a disproportionately long neck, small skull, and large overall size, all of which are typical for sauropods. Atypically, Brachiosaurus had longer forelimbs than hind-limbs, which resulted in a steeply inclined trunk, and a proportionally shorter tail.

Brachiosaurus is the namesake genus of the family Brachiosauridae, which includes a handful of other similar sauropods. Most popular depictions of Brachiosaurus are in fact based on Giraffatitan, a genus of brachiosaurid dinosaur from the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania. Giraffatitan was originally described by German paleontologist Werner Janensch in 1914 as a species of Brachiosaurus, B. brancai, but moved to its own genus in 2009. Three other species of Brachiosaurus have been named based on fossils found in Africa and Europe; two are no longer considered valid, and a third has become a separate genus.

Additional information

Weight 28 lbs
Dimensions 40.5 × 33 × 14.5 in
Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Scientific Information

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: †Sauropodomorpha
Clade: †Sauropoda
Family: †Brachiosauridae
Genus: †Brachiosaurus
Species: †B. altithorax
Binomial Name: †Brachiosaurus altithorax

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