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057--SAUROPOSEIDON PROTELES

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project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 057

SAUROPOSEIDON PROTELES
"Perfect Before the End Lizard God of Earthquakes"
Wedel, Cifelli & Sanders, 2000
Length: 34m (112ft)
Weight: 60 tonnes (66 tons)
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Era: Albian age, lower Cretaceous (112 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Plateosauria
Massopoda
Anchisauria
Sauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
Somphospondyli

Notes:
The first remains of Sauroposeidon, four neck vertebrae, were first discovered in 1994 and were originally thought to simply be far too large to belong to any animal and were filed away as fossilized tree trunks. It wasn't until the fossils were reexamined in 1999 were they recognized to be the fossilized neck bones of perhaps the tallest living creature to ever live.

Synonyms:
Paluxysaurus jonesi Rose, 2007
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clinclang's avatar
Love it Sauroposeidon is one of my favorite dinosaurs