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Ultrasauros Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Ultrasauros means "ultra lizard"
Pronounced - ul-tra-SAWR-os
Named By - Jensen/Olshevsky
When Named - 1991
Status - Ultrasauros is a dubious genus; its fossils are probably the remains of two different genera of huge plant-eating dinosaurs (Brachiosaurus and Supersaurus).
|DIET:||Herbivore (plant-eater). Ultrasauros probably ate the tops of tall trees with its large spatulate (chisel-shaped) teeth. It swallowed its food whole, without chewing it, digesting the plant material in its gut.|
|SIZE:||Length - 82-100 feet long (25-30 m) long
Height - 50+ feet (16+ m) tall at the hips
Weight - 55 to 130 tons
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Jurassic period|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in Colorado, USA, North America.|
|FOSSILS:||Just a few bones of "Ultrasauros" were found in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation in western Colorado, USA, in 1979, by US paleontologist James A. Jensen. A shoulder blade (scapula), some vertebrae, and a partial hip have been found. These fossils are probably bits of a huge Brachiosaurus (the enormous shoulder bone) and a Supersaurus (the vertebrae).|
|Ultrasauros is a dubious genus of dinosaur. Its fossils are probably the remains of two different genera of huge plant-eating dinosaurs (Brachiosaurus and Supersaurus).|
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