Friday, November 19, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #50: Apatosaurus

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!



NAME: Apatosaurus
PRONUNCIATION: ah-PAT-uh-SAWR-us
ORDER: Saurischia
EXISTED DURING: Late Jurassic
DISCOVERED: Wyoming, 1877
FUN FACT: Once known as Brontosaurus, the name Apatosaurus was found to have been used first, and so the popular name was dropped. The US Post Office caused a row in 1989 when it released four dinosaur stamps, one of which was a Brontosaurus, leading to a public outcry.


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Source: Wikipedia
Pronunciation: DinoDictionary.com

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