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Diplodocus


Diplodocus
(‘Double beam lizard’) Herbivore Jurassic, 154-150 MYA, Found in: North America, Lived in: Forests, plains and rivers, Dino skill An extra-long claw on its thumb allowed Diplodocus to rake through branches and vegetation for food, as well as using the claw to defend itself from predators. Killer rating: 1/5 Speed: 3/5 Defence: 3/5.

The Diplodocus’s tail was an impressive weapon, capable of swinging it at an enemy faster than sound – just like a whiplash Fact Long tail The long tail helped the Diplodocus to balance Spiny back Spines like an iguana ran along its back Vertebra The neck and tail of a Diplodocus had 100 bones or vertebrae Anatomy Diplodocus was built like a suspension bridge, with the four legs acting like the pair of towers from which a long bridge is suspended.

Double beam The ‘double beam’ meaning of the Diplodocus’s name is for the double v-shaped bones on the underside of its tail, which provided support for the tail.

Diplodocus