DetailsDiplodocus Dinosaur _Diplodocus is a very famous giant Jurassic plant-eater. It was a huge, long-necked dinosaur, (more than) 30 meters (100 feet) long! In fact, it is the longest complete dinosaur skeleton ever discovered. Since its hind legs were longer than its front legs, this tells us that Diplodocus probably ate plants that were low to the ground. It was so big, however, that it could push trees over in order to get the leaves at the top down to the ground! It would probably stand on its hind legs to push, but it could not hold that pose for very long. _Diplodocus is the namesake of the diplodocid family - long neck, pillar-like legs, long tapering tail and enormous size. It had, like the other family members, peg-like teeth in an elongated head that seemed very small for such a large creature. There is much speculation about how much these creatures needed to eat and how such a small head could ingest enough food to fuel such a large body. Some scientists have stated that these huge, small-headed creatures would have needed to eat every waking moment in order to provide enough food to keep such a large body alive. Diplodocus never appears in the Jurassic Park novels or films. It did appear is a novella and a video game. It also appears under its synonym Seismosaurus.
- Additional Information
SKU 10000676 Length [mm] 120 Width [mm] 16.99 Height [mm] 28.66 Volume [cm³] 6.07 Area [cm²] 30.25