Brachiosaur discovered in China


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From Discovery News:

‘Giraffe of the Mesozoic’ Dinosaur Unearthed in China

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

Sept. 2, 2009 — Remains of a dinosaur, nicknamed the “giraffe of the Mesozoic” due to its long neck and forelimbs, were recently discovered in China, according to a paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The dinosaur, Qiaowanlong kangxii, is the first Early Cretaceous brachiosaur ever found in China.

Its name refers to a famous Qing Dynasty emperor, Kangxi, and also contains the words for “bridge,” “bend in a stream,” and “dragon,” references to the site as well as a dream the emperor is said to have had.

Brachiosaurs — a family of plant-eating sauropods — are often quite big. One of the largest mounted skeletons in the world is a Brachiosaurus at the Humboldt Museum in Berlin. The new species is “relatively small” by comparison.

Co-author Hai-Lu You told Discovery News that the Chinese dinosaur stood at about 39.3 feet long, 9.8 feet tall, and weighed around 10 tons.

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