Apatosaurus - Good Luck Minis®

No. 348022

by Safari Ltd
$119.99
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • The 75-foot, 20-ton Apatosaurus lived in North American during the Jurassic period, alongside giants such as brachiosaurus and stegosaurus. A massive herbivore, the long-necked dinosaur is distinguished by its stocky legs, small head, and thin tail.
  • Scientific Name: Apatosaurus excelsus
  • Characteristics: These realistic Apatosaurus figures have endless uses. Place them in a school dinosaur project or Jurassic diorama. Stick them on a birthday cake, or create DIY decorations with them.
  • Size and Color: These Apatosaurus figures have just a few shades of gray, and the flexible necks and tails make these 1-inch toys ideal for creative projects and play.
  • Apatosaurus are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • Product Description

    History

    Apatosaurus just can’t live down its name change. In 1877, the sauropod was discovered, but two years later, a larger dinosaur was uncovered and named Brontosaurus. More than 20 years later, comparative analysis of the fossils showed that Brontosaurus and Apatosaurus were the same dinosaur, and because Apatosaurus was named first, it should have been the official name. Alas, Apatosaurus still struggles under the shadow of Brontosaurus. Countless cultural phenomena, including Bronto burgers and a postal service Brontosaurus stamp, kept Brontosaurus in the forefront, even after science had long left the name behind. Regardless of the confusion, scientists continue to make exciting discovers about the massive beasts. One study concluded that its whip-like tail could have been heard from miles away when cracked. Another study posited that Apatosaurus necks may have been more flexible than previously imagined. A more unique study concluded that sauropod farts produced enough methane to impact the climate during the era of dinosaurs.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 18 L x 12 W x 6.5 H
    Sometimes referred to as "Brontosaurus," Apatosaurus was neither as long as a Diploducus, nor as heavy as a Brachiosaurus. It had long, slender teeth that grew only on the front of its mouth. Like sharks, their teeth were replaced as they became worn or damaged. Scientists now accept that it reared on its two hind legs to reach leaves on the higher branches of trees. Some also believe that it may have used this posture and its great weight to defend itself if attacked.
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