Brachiosaurus in Jurassic ParkThe front leg bone of a Brachiosaurus
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Brachiosaurus

For many decades, Brachiosaurus (brack-ee-oh-SORE-us) was the largest dinosaur known. more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
ArthropodArthropod
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
AllosaurusAllosaurus
ApatosaurusApatosaurus
ArchaeopteryxArchaeopteryx
BrachiosaurusBrachiosaurus
BrontosaurusBrontosaurus
DiplodocusDiplodocus
GigantosaurusGigantosaurus
HadrosaurusHadrosaurus
PterodactylPterodactyl
StegosaurusStegosaurus
TriceratopsTriceratops
Tyrannosaurus Rex  Tyrannosaurus Rex
VelociraptorVelociraptor
DogDog
FishFish
MammalMammal
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


It has since been exceeded in sheer mass by a number of giant titanosaurids like the Argentinosaurus and it was finally surpassed in height by another brachiosaurid, the Sauroposeidon. It was, however, still the largest dinosaur known from a relatively complete skeleton.

However, even that may no longer be true, since the largest known specimens are now considered to be part of the new Giraffatitan genus. This new genus includes the famous mounted Brachiosaurus in the Humboldt Museum of Berlin, which is the tallest mounted skeleton in the world.

Brachiosaurus is estimated to weigh from 30 to 80 tonnes (35 to 90 tons), to reach 13 meters (42 feet) in height, and 25 meters (82 feet) in length. Higher estimates are usually based on the Ultrasauros, which was originally considered to be an extremely large Brachiosaurus. However, Ultrasauros is now believed to be a chimera, composed of neck bones from a Supersaurus, and a shoulder bone (scapulacoracoid) from a Brachiosaurus smaller than the largest Giraffatitan specimens.

Description and environment

Brachiosaurus was a sauropod, one of a group of four-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs with long necks and tails, and tiny brains. Unlike other families of sauropods, it had a giraffe-like build, with long forelimbs and a very long neck, which, as a recent study has proven, it did not raise above its head. It had teeth like chisels (spatulate), and nostrils on the top of its head, which may indicate it had a good sense of smell. It had a number of holes in its skull to reduce weight. The first toe on its front foot, and the first three on its hind feet had claws. They may have traveled in herds.

It used to be theorized that it used the nostrils on the top of its head like a snorkel, and spent most of its time submerged in water to help support its great mass. However, it is now believed that it was a fully terrestrial animal. Studies have shown that the water pressure would be too great for it to breathe while submerged, and its feet are too narrow, and would sink into the mud.

Like all of the other "long-necked" dinosaurs, the Brachiosaurus’ neck was heavy and when it held it in a upright position for too long time, it would not get any blood to the brain. It might have stood at the edge of the forests and waved the head up and down, while it systematically removed all the edible food on the trees.

If the Brachiosaurus was warm-blooded, it is estimated that it would take ten years to reach full size. If it were cold-blooded, then it would take over 100 years to do so. If it were warm-blooded, it would have to eat more than 400 lbs. (200 kg) a day, but a lot less if it were not.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Safari Ltd. Wild Safari Prehistoric World BrachiosaurusSafari Ltd. Wild Safari Prehistoric World Brachiosaurus $10.44 Brachiosaurus (Gone Forever (Heinemann)-ExLibraryBrachiosaurus (Gone Forever (Heinemann)-ExLibrary $4.25
2000 Cambodia Prehistoric Animals Brachiosaurus Sheet With Set Of 5 Stamps Mnh2000 Cambodia Prehistoric Animals Brachiosaurus Sheet With Set Of 5 Stamps Mnh $3.75 dinosaur toys: Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Parasaurolophus, spinosaurusdinosaur toys: Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Parasaurolophus, spinosaurus $5.00
Educational Insights Dino Construction Company—Boom the Brachiosaurus BackhoeEducational Insights Dino Construction Company—Boom the Brachiosaurus Backhoe $36.03 4" Chomby the Baby Brachiosaurus Dinosaur 2008 Burger King Neopets Yellow4" Chomby the Baby Brachiosaurus Dinosaur 2008 Burger King Neopets Yellow $3.99
Brachiosaurus! Fun Facts about the Brachiosaurus - Dinosaurs for Children and KiBrachiosaurus! Fun Facts about the Brachiosaurus - Dinosaurs for Children and Ki $10.78 List price:  Previous Price $12.94 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Collectible Figurine, Cold Cast Resin, 10" Tall by SummitBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Collectible Figurine, Cold Cast Resin, 10" Tall by Summit $39.99
Jim Henson Dinosaur Train Passenger Car w/ Ella BrachiosaurusJim Henson Dinosaur Train Passenger Car w/ Ella Brachiosaurus $18.00 Was:  Previous Price $18.95 New Schleich Brachiosaurus Dinosaur 14515New Schleich Brachiosaurus Dinosaur 14515 $39.99
[Too Cool for School] Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Oil Blotting Paper + Refill[Too Cool for School] Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Oil Blotting Paper + Refill $13.91 Walking Brachiosaurus Dinosaur, Shines Picture as it moves! Hologram Kids FunWalking Brachiosaurus Dinosaur, Shines Picture as it moves! Hologram Kids Fun $26.99
Vtech Switch & Go Dinos Brok the Brachiosaurus - New in Box Still SealedVtech Switch & Go Dinos Brok the Brachiosaurus - New in Box Still Sealed $64.95 Inflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur, 48" LongInflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur, 48" Long $11.57
New! Nanoblock Triceratops and Brachiosaurus Skeleton Nba011 Micro Building KidsNew! Nanoblock Triceratops and Brachiosaurus Skeleton Nba011 Micro Building Kids $13.99 1993 Prehistoric Dinosaur Figure Toy Brachiosaurus Realistic color detail Rare1993 Prehistoric Dinosaur Figure Toy Brachiosaurus Realistic color detail Rare $7.99
2000 Baylene 7" Brachiosaurus McDonald's Action Figure #6 Disney Dinosaur Movie2000 Baylene 7" Brachiosaurus McDonald's Action Figure #6 Disney Dinosaur Movie $3.99 Vintage 1985 Imperial Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Green Rubber Toy China DiplodocusVintage 1985 Imperial Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Green Rubber Toy China Diplodocus $9.17 Was:  Previous Price $15.29
3D Wood Dinosaur Puzzle T Rex Triceratops Stego Spino Brachio Parasaurolophus3D Wood Dinosaur Puzzle T Rex Triceratops Stego Spino Brachio Parasaurolophus $9.89 Was:  Previous Price $10.99 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Youth Kids Child Authentic The Mountain T-ShirtBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Youth Kids Child Authentic The Mountain T-Shirt $13.95
Loose 2" purple Dinosuar Mashems Hatchems dino BrachiosaurusLoose 2" purple Dinosuar Mashems Hatchems dino Brachiosaurus $4.00 Dinosaur Train - Plastic Figurine - Jim Henson - Ella BrachiosaurusDinosaur Train - Plastic Figurine - Jim Henson - Ella Brachiosaurus $5.00
Schleich BrachiosaurusSchleich Brachiosaurus $10.50 build a bear dinosaur Green Long Neck Brachiosaurus 2015 17” Tall 25” Longbuild a bear dinosaur Green Long Neck Brachiosaurus 2015 17” Tall 25” Long $7.86 Was:  Previous Price $9.25
Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Gift Coffee MugBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Gift Coffee Mug $16.99 Schleich Usa Inc 14526 Styracosaurus(2Pc)-NlaSchleich Usa Inc 14526 Styracosaurus(2Pc)-Nla $24.35 List price:  Previous Price $29.98
New Inflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Kids Party Inflates Toy Gift Collection UsNew Inflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Kids Party Inflates Toy Gift Collection Us $14.48 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Hanes Tagless Tee T-ShirtBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Hanes Tagless Tee T-Shirt $18.99
New Ceramic Mold-Scioto- S2583 Brachiosaurus Hatchling 5" Tall DinosaurNew Ceramic Mold-Scioto- S2583 Brachiosaurus Hatchling 5" Tall Dinosaur $5.99 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Hanes Unisex Crewneck SweatshirtBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Hanes Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt $24.99
Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Hatching Egg R. Miranda Mexican Folk Art Pottery FigurineBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Hatching Egg R. Miranda Mexican Folk Art Pottery Figurine $12.99 Harmony Kingdom/Ball Pot Bellys 'The Neck' #Pbdbr Brachiosaurus Dinosaur NibHarmony Kingdom/Ball Pot Bellys 'The Neck' #Pbdbr Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Nib $17.50
Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Gildan Hoodie SweatshirtBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Gildan Hoodie Sweatshirt $33.99 Id 0778B Long Neck Dinosaur Patch Brachiosaurus Embroidered Iron On AppliqueId 0778B Long Neck Dinosaur Patch Brachiosaurus Embroidered Iron On Applique $4.99
Inflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Kids Party Inflates Toy Gift Collection NewInflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Kids Party Inflates Toy Gift Collection New $16.88 Jurassic Park Collection Limited Edition Art Prints (Individual Dinosaur Prints)Jurassic Park Collection Limited Edition Art Prints (Individual Dinosaur Prints) $35.00 to $45.00
Vintage 1985 Imperial Brachiosaurus Toy Dinosaur FigureVintage 1985 Imperial Brachiosaurus Toy Dinosaur Figure $9.88 Brachiosaurus: The Largest Dinosaur (Dinosaur Books)Brachiosaurus: The Largest Dinosaur (Dinosaur Books) $3.99
[Too Cool For School]Dinoplatz Dear.Brachiosaurus 50P Oil Paper Pact Kpop Korean[Too Cool For School]Dinoplatz Dear.Brachiosaurus 50P Oil Paper Pact Kpop Korean $9.39 Brachiosaurus By Roger Payne *Excellent Condition*Brachiosaurus By Roger Payne *Excellent Condition* $15.49
Dinosaur Cookie Cutters Brachiosaurus 3D Cookie BuildDinosaur Cookie Cutters Brachiosaurus 3D Cookie Build $9.89 Large Soft Touch Brachiosaurus. 15"Large Soft Touch Brachiosaurus. 15" $12.37
Brachiosaurus: Long-Limbed Dinosaur (Graphic Dinosaurs (Library) By Rob NewBrachiosaurus: Long-Limbed Dinosaur (Graphic Dinosaurs (Library) By Rob New $58.95 Sun Cling Electronic Toys Green Walking Brachiosaurus DinosaurSun Cling Electronic Toys Green Walking Brachiosaurus Dinosaur $27.73
Very Rare Vintage Green Brontosaurus Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Mug! Free Shipping!Very Rare Vintage Green Brontosaurus Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Mug! Free Shipping! $14.99 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Action Figures Pvc Realistic Model Kids Toys CollectorsBrachiosaurus Dinosaur Action Figures Pvc Realistic Model Kids Toys Collectors $17.61
Us #3136d U/A Fleetwood Fdc Dinosaurs BrachiosaurusUs #3136d U/A Fleetwood Fdc Dinosaurs Brachiosaurus $2.66 New Wildlife Artists Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Plush Stuffed Animal ToyNew Wildlife Artists Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Plush Stuffed Animal Toy $6.99
Tamiya 60106 1/35 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Diorama SetTamiya 60106 1/35 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Diorama Set $61.99 Brachiosaurus Longneck Dinosaur Big Boys T-Shirt TeeBrachiosaurus Longneck Dinosaur Big Boys T-Shirt Tee $15.95 List price:  Previous Price $17.95
T-Rex Cafe Brachiosaurus 3.5" Toy Figure Cake TopperT-Rex Cafe Brachiosaurus 3.5" Toy Figure Cake Topper $3.95 B000Vbh1Og BrachiosaurusB000Vbh1Og Brachiosaurus $3.85
4D Vision Brachiosaurus Cutaway Puzzle - Dinosaur Anatomy Model4D Vision Brachiosaurus Cutaway Puzzle - Dinosaur Anatomy Model $37.95 Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus #1 Oil Paper + Refill [Usa]Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus #1 Oil Paper + Refill [Usa] $8.31
Filigree Cutout Brachiosaurus T Rex Dinosau
00004000
r .925 Sterling Silver Pin BroochFiligree Cutout Brachiosaurus T Rex Dinosau 00004000 r .925 Sterling Silver Pin Brooch $45.00 Brachiosaurus and Other Big Long-Necked Dinosaurs: The Need-To-Know Facts by RebBrachiosaurus and Other Big Long-Necked Dinosaurs: The Need-To-Know Facts by Reb $26.20
Brachiosaurus (ExLib) by Andrea DueBrachiosaurus (ExLib) by Andrea Due $27.28 Brachiosaurus (Dinosaurs Set Ii)-ExLibraryBrachiosaurus (Dinosaurs Set Ii)-ExLibrary $15.60
2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs Canvas Mini #14 Brachiosaurus Non-Sports Card a8x2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs Canvas Mini #14 Brachiosaurus Non-Sports Card a8x $5.20 Brachiosaurus (Jurassic Period) by Heather Amery; Jenny Vaughan; David NormanBrachiosaurus (Jurassic Period) by Heather Amery; Jenny Vaughan; David Norman $8.99
World of Dinosaurs Brachiosaurus Camarasaurus Fdc William Cachet S#3136c-d 10662World of Dinosaurs Brachiosaurus Camarasaurus Fdc William Cachet S#3136c-d 10662 $5.95 Brachiosaurus Longneck Dinosaur Adult T-Shirt TeeBrachiosaurus Longneck Dinosaur Adult T-Shirt Tee $21.95 to $25.95
Small Handmade Wooden Brachiosaurus Wall Art (Facing Right)Small Handmade Wooden Brachiosaurus Wall Art (Facing Right) $8.75 Brachiosaurus Keychain, Brachiosaurus Pendant, Brachiosaurus Charm, DinosaurBrachiosaurus Keychain, Brachiosaurus Pendant, Brachiosaurus Charm, Dinosaur $14.00
Famemaster 4D Vision Brachiosaurus Anatomy ModelFamemaster 4D Vision Brachiosaurus Anatomy Model $34.37 Anditoy Dinosaur Toys Slow Rising Squishies Brachiosaurus Parents Figure withAnditoy Dinosaur Toys Slow Rising Squishies Brachiosaurus Parents Figure with $11.20
Bestever Funny Feet 8” Plush Green dinosaur Stuffed Animal Toy brachiosaurusBestever Funny Feet 8” Plush Green dinosaur Stuffed Animal Toy brachiosaurus $9.99 Edu-Toys Brachiosaurus Skeleton Model KitEdu-Toys Brachiosaurus Skeleton Model Kit $25.10
16" Build A Bear Red Dinosaur Dino Brachiosaurus Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Babw16" Build A Bear Red Dinosaur Dino Brachiosaurus Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Babw $31.50 Was:  Previous Price $35.00 Zoomie Kids 'Always Be A Dinosaur Brachiosaurus' Graphic Art PrintZoomie Kids 'Always Be A Dinosaur Brachiosaurus' Graphic Art Print $28.99 to $57.99 List price:  Previous Price $35.99
Ned Brachiosaurus - Single Plastic Dinosaur Train Figure *New*Ned Brachiosaurus - Single Plastic Dinosaur Train Figure *New* $9.99 Vtech Switch N Go Dinos Brok The Brachiosaurus Tow Truck TransformerVtech Switch N Go Dinos Brok The Brachiosaurus Tow Truck Transformer $23.02
Pool Floats Inflatable Ride on Dinosaur Brachiosaurus 48" Scientific Gifts KidsPool Floats Inflatable Ride on Dinosaur Brachiosaurus 48" Scientific Gifts Kids $17.33 3dRose qs_1008_2 Dinosaur Brachiosaurus-Quilt Square 6 by 6-Inch3dRose qs_1008_2 Dinosaur Brachiosaurus-Quilt Square 6 by 6-Inch $17.29
Detailed Realistic Brachiosaurus Soft Dinosaur Toy, 25"LDetailed Realistic Brachiosaurus Soft Dinosaur Toy, 25"L $24.98 🐉 2 Lego Dinosaurs Set 7000 & 7002 Young Ankylosaurus Brachiosaurus Nip New Ret🐉 2 Lego Dinosaurs Set 7000 & 7002 Young Ankylosaurus Brachiosaurus Nip New Ret $17.77
Triceratops & Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Nanoblock Micro Sized Building Block KawadaTriceratops & Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Nanoblock Micro Sized Building Block Kawada $15.00 Mozlly T-Rex Dinosaur Pillow 13 inch and Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Stuffed AnimalMozlly T-Rex Dinosaur Pillow 13 inch and Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Stuffed Animal $28.99
Kids Educational Boys Toy Schleich North America Brachiosaurus Toy Figure GiftKids Educational Boys Toy Schleich North America Brachiosaurus Toy Figure Gift $33.15 Plush Brachiosaurus Skelesaurs Dinosaur Wildlife Artist 8"Tall 12"Long NwtPlush Brachiosaurus Skelesaurs Dinosaur Wildlife Artist 8"Tall 12"Long Nwt $4.99
Brachiosaurus Dinosaur 8" FigurineBrachiosaurus Dinosaur 8" Figurine $2.99 Brachiosaurus Astronaut Dinosaur Men's T-Shirt by Spreadshirt™Brachiosaurus Astronaut Dinosaur Men's T-Shirt by Spreadshirt™ $16.57 List price:  Previous Price $19.49
Battery Powered Egg Laying Jurassic Large Walking Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Toy andBattery Powered Egg Laying Jurassic Large Walking Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Toy and $14.79 16pc Dinosaurs Wall Stickers Set - T-Rex Raptor Stegosaurus Brachiosaurus Decals16pc Dinosaurs Wall Stickers Set - T-Rex Raptor Stegosaurus Brachiosaurus Decals $15.99
Lego 6719 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Transform Complete with InstructionsLego 6719 Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Transform Complete with Instructions $22.95 6" Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Plush Stuffed Animal Clip On Keychain - New6" Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Plush Stuffed Animal Clip On Keychain - New $4.99
Dinosaur Brachiosaurus Big Egg Bundle Multi Toy Dinosaurs Growing Hatching Eg.Dinosaur Brachiosaurus Big Egg Bundle Multi Toy Dinosaurs Growing Hatching Eg. $11.38 Vintage Brachiosaurus Dinosaur from 1998 10 inches tall 12 inches longVintage Brachiosaurus Dinosaur from 1998 10 inches tall 12 inches long $14.99
1990's Japan Jurassic Park Die-Cast Pin Brachiosaurus Badge1990's Japan Jurassic Park Die-Cast Pin Brachiosaurus Badge $15.00 Jurassic Park Junior Jr. Lil' Brachiosaurus MisbJurassic Park Junior Jr. Lil' Brachiosaurus Misb $65.00
1988 Carnegie Brachiosaurus Figure Safari Realistic Toy Dinosaur Collection1988 Carnegie Brachiosaurus Figure Safari Realistic Toy Dinosaur Collection $19.99 Brachiosaurus metal Street Sign prehistoric Dinosaurs Educational kids decor 528Brachiosaurus metal Street Sign prehistoric Dinosaurs Educational kids decor 528 $19.95
1930 Tobacco Base Large #6L Brachiosaurus Brancai Non-Sports Card 0n81930 Tobacco Base Large #6L Brachiosaurus Brancai Non-Sports Card 0n8 $2.75 Geoworld Dr. Steve Hunters Large Jurassic Action BrachiosaurusGeoworld Dr. Steve Hunters Large Jurassic Action Brachiosaurus $63.43
Wood Craft Models Cx 205 Stegosaurus,Cx 204 Pteranodon,Cx 201 BrachiosaurusWood Craft Models Cx 205 Stegosaurus,Cx 204 Pteranodon,Cx 201 Brachiosaurus $15.00 Ceramic Bisque Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Ready to Paint U Paint BrontosaurusCeramic Bisque Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Ready to Paint U Paint Brontosaurus $19.99
Large Jumbo Giant plush stuffed Rainbow Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Animal 37"Large Jumbo Giant plush stuffed Rainbow Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Animal 37" $58.00 Dino Bites Brachiosaurus - 28 piece dinosaurDino Bites Brachiosaurus - 28 piece dinosaur $15.00
1997 Stegosaurus 1992 Brachiosaurus Pachycephalosaurus Dinosaur Figure Toy1997 Stegosaurus 1992 Brachiosaurus Pachycephalosaurus Dinosaur Figure Toy $9.74 Was:  Previous Price $14.99 Design Toscano Design Toscano Jq86482 Bad to the Bone Brachiosaurus DinosaurDesign Toscano Design Toscano Jq86482 Bad to the Bone Brachiosaurus Dinosaur $96.90 List price:  Previous Price $187.08
Click to see more Brachiosaurus items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 03/20/18 2:20pm.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay