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057--SAUROPOSEIDON PROTELES by Green-Mamba 057--SAUROPOSEIDON PROTELES by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
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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 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love it Sauroposeidon is one of my favorite dinosaurs
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NinjaMonkey38 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One word: Awesome! :iconkonatagoodjobplz:
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice colors :3
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet.
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Ornitholestes1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been wondering: How would Sauroposeidon's shape change now that it's in Somphospondyli?
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Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
honestly i have no idea. i don't think it would change much as it's not that big of a jump, but i couldn't tell you.
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