Schleich - Brontosaurus
Part of the Dinosaur Series by Schleich.
Measures approximately in inches: 12.9 x 2.1 x 4.3 (W x D x H)
Brontosaurus; meaning "thunder lizard" from Greek, brontÁ "thunder" and, sauros "lizard" is a genus of gigantic quadruped sauropod dinosaurs. Although the type species, had long been considered a species of the closely related Apatosaurus, researchers proposed in 2015 that Brontosaurus is a genus separate from Apatosaurus and that it contains three species: B. excelsus, B. yahnahpin, and B. parvus. Brontosaurus was a large, long-necked, quadrupedal animal with a long, whip-like tail, and fore limbs that were slightly shorter than its hind limbs. The largest species, B. excelsus, weighed up to 15 tons and measured up to 22 m (72 ft) long from head to tail. The skull of Brontosaurus has not been found, but was probably similar to the skull of the closely related Apatosaurus. Like those of other sauropods, the vertebrae of the neck were deeply bifurcated; that is, they carried paired spines, resulting in a wide and deep neck.
The art work and detail are beautiful on this hand painted figure.
Made of durable synthetic material. Hand Painted.
Product Code: SCH15027 Schleich 15027 by Schleich