Brachiosaurus by Walter Colvin

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3d art render of a some Brachiosaurus.

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Full name:Brachiosaurus brancai Brachiosaurus, meaning “arm lizard”, was a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic Period, Tanzania,Africa. It was named thus because its forelimbs were much longer than its hind limbs. One of the largest animals ever to walk the earth.Brachiosaurus was around 25 meters (82 feet) in length and was probably able to raise its head about 13 meters (42 ft) above ground level.Weight is in the range 32 tonnes to 37 tonnes. Brachiosaurus was fully cold-blooded or was a passive bulk endotherm (or gigantotherm).

Brachiosaurus nostrils were long thought to be located on the top of the head.New studies show that, while the nasal openings in the skull were placed high above the eyes, the nostrils would still have been close to the tip of the snout ,the tall crests of brachiosaurs supported some sort of fleshy resonating chamber. Brachiosaurus was one of the largest dinosaurs of the Jurassic era; it lived on prairies filled with ferns, bennettites and horsetails, and it moved through vast conifer forests and groves of cycads, seed ferns and ginkgos. Some of its contemporary genera included Stegosaurus, Dryosaurus, Apatosaurus and Diplodocus. While it is speculated that groups of Brachiosaurus moved in herds, fully grown individuals had little to fear from even the largest predators of the time, Allosaurus and Torvosaurus, on account of their sheer size.

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  • nannajul
    nannajulabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Walter – love this

  • Thank you Julie

    – Walter Colvin

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 6 years ago

    Awesome

  • thank you Tony

    – Walter Colvin

  • helmutk
    helmutkabout 6 years ago

    Awesome work Walter !!

  • Thank you very much Helmutk

    – Walter Colvin

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 6 years ago

    Very cool

  • Thank you very much.

    – Walter Colvin

  • P3T3
    P3T3about 6 years ago

    I would give anything for an ounce of your talent.

  • Thank you very much for you nice comment Pete.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Mia1
    Mia1about 6 years ago

    very well done. Beautiful.

  • Thank you Mia.

    – Walter Colvin

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesabout 6 years ago

    Nice , look slike you have been to jurrassic park

  • Thank you Mike, no, but would like to.

    – Walter Colvin

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 6 years ago

    awesome image Walter, sorry I have not been on RB for such a long time as my comp. died and I had to buy a new one and I am still trying to get stuff worked out on it as I had 5 hard drives in the machine and I have had to get a friend to put the data off them onto new exturnal drives I bought now I just have to try to sort through it all, I will try to catch up but sorry for all your work I might miss .. hugs Angel

  • Thank you Angel. Glad you got a new computer. Good luck.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Nikki Collier
    Nikki Collierabout 6 years ago

    Wow this is Amazing !!

  • Thank you Nikke

    – Walter Colvin

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Rosina.

    – Walter Colvin

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