Photographer's Note

Apatosaurus (deceptive lizard) was the largest land animal ever on the face of the earth. Its average length was 23 metres and the height 8 metres. It weighed on average 23,000 kgs and up, to 35,000 kgs - easily outweighing 4 or 5 elephants. Apatosaurus possessed a low sloping head while the mouth featured pencil-shaped teeth. The long neck comprised weight-saving air sacs. Ribs were long contributing to the deep chest. A long whip-like tail furnished overall balance when walking.

A herbivore, Apatosaurus engaged in low-level browsing and ground feeding, on a diet of tree leaves and ferns. Its existence dates back to 155 - 145 MYA.

This photograph was taken in the Indodra Fossil and Wildlife Park, Gandhinagar.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-08 3:23
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