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Atlasaurus imelakei



Atlasaurus imelakei - a short-necked brachiosaur

Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, Bathonian-Callovian, around ~166 Ma

Length: Est. ~15-17 metres
Probable mass: Around ~20 tonnes

Etymology: Giant reptile from the Atlas [mountains]

Atlasaurus was discovered by Monbaron, Russell & Taquet in 1999. It is known from a nearly complete skeleton found at Wawmda, in the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian-Callovian) Tiougguit Formation, Azilal Province, Tadla-Azilal region, Morocco.

Atlasaurus appears to be closer to Brachiosaurus than to any other known sauropod based on detailed similarities between the vertebral column and limbs. It differs from Brachiosaurus, relative to the estimated length of the dorsal vertebral column, in having a proportionately larger skull, a shorter neck, a longer tail and more elongated limbs.

Based on :iconpaleo-king: 's Atlasaurus skeletal

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I like this coloration