About Seismosaurus

In the early 1990s blockbuster movie Jurassic Park, the characters knew a dinosaur was approaching because the ground shook with every step the animal took. The name Seismosaurus actually means "Earthquake Reptile," because this dinosaur was large enough that it may actually have shook the ground as it walked. An almost unimaginably large animal, Seismosaurus lived during a time when the Earth's warm temperatures encouraged rapid plant growth. This helped to insure an ample supply of food. Seismosaurus probably used a rake-like set of teeth to quickly clear the leaves off of nearby trees, and swallowed them without chewing. Alongside the bones of Seismosaurus were also found many small round stones that Seismosaurus swallowed to help grind up its food.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
How do I pronounce Seismosaurus?
What does the name Seismosaurus mean?
Earthquake Reptile
How long was Seismosaurus?
170.00 feet 50.00 meters
How heavy was Seismosaurus?
100000.00 pounds 50000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Seismosaurus assigned to?
What did Seismosaurus eat?
How many years ago did Seismosaurus live?
150,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Seismosaurus live?
Late Jurassic
Where did Seismosaurus live?
New Mexico, North America
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Seismosaurus's Time

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Seismosaurus's size

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