Carnosaur Novel Brachiosaurus
Brachiosaurus brancai
General information
Name meaning "arm lizard"
Time period Late Jurassic (154–153 mya)
Location Alberta and Canada, USA
Diet Herbivore
Height N/A (Carnosaur)
16 meters (50 feet) (Reality)
Length N/A (Carnosaur)
26 meters (85 feet) (Reality)
Weight N/A (Carnosaur)
TBA (Reality)
Media Statistics
Novel canon appearances Carnosaur (1984)
Movie canon appearances

Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Jurassic Morrison Formation of North America. It was first described by Elmer S. Riggs in 1903 from fossils found in the Grand River Canyon (now Colorado River) of western Colorado, in the United States. Riggs named the dinosaur Brachiosaurus altithorax, declaring it "the largest known dinosaur". Brachiosaurus had a disproportionately long neck, small skull, and large overall size, all of which are typical for sauropods. However, the proportions of Brachiosaurus are unlike most sauropods – the forelimbs were longer than the hindlimbs, which resulted in a steeply inclined trunk, and its tail was shorter in proportion to its neck than other sauropods of the Jurassic.

Brachiosaurus is the namesake genus of the family Brachiosauridae, which includes a handful of other similar sauropods. Much of what is known by laypeople about Brachiosaurus is in fact based on Giraffatitan brancai, a species of brachiosaurid dinosaur from the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania that was originally described by German paleontologist Werner Janensch as a species of Brachiosaurus. Recent research shows that the differences between the type species of Brachiosaurus and the Tendaguru material are significant enough that the African material should be placed in a separate genus. Several other potential species of Brachiosaurus have been described from Africa and Europe, but none of them are thought to belong to Brachiosaurus at this time.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Brachiosaurus



Like all dinosaurs in the novel, Brachiosaurus are the only two herbivores that was created by Lord Darren Penward which has found dinosaur DNA fragments in fossils and has used them as a basis for restructuring the DNA of chickens.

Specimen in this novel is only a juvenile and big "as a baby elephant". This is the only dinosaur survivor and it is going to be a "tourist atraction".



Trivia not relevant for the Carnosaur seriesEdit