Diplodocus is one of the most famous long-necked dinosaurs. At over 88 ft long from the tip of its snout to the end of its whip-like tail, Diplodocus is as long as three buses. This ground-shaking plant eater occupied North America during the Late Jurassic, about 153 million years ago.
This well-known, long-necked dinosaur was named in 1878. Many Diplodocus skeletons are known from the Jurassic deposits of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Some early reconstructions wrongly portrayed Diplodocus in a sprawling posture, but this would have required a trench in the ground to accommodate its deep chest.
Scientific Name: Diplodocus carnegii
Characteristics: Diplodocus was a plant eater that had a tiny skull relative to the size of its giant body, as this Diplodocus toy reflects. It had simple, peg-like teeth for stripping leaves, a long neck, and an especially long whip-like tail. Diplodocus walked on all fours and its front feet had a single claw on the thumb. A row of soft, triangular spines may have extended along the top of its neck, back, and tail.
Size: This huge Diplodocus toy model is 18.5 inches long and 4.5 inches high.
Please note due to weather fluctuations and size of figure, there have been brittle figures with breaking parts. Please contact Bernie@safariltd.com for any assistance.
The Diplodocus is part of the Wild SafariÂ® Prehistoric World collection
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