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Omeisaurus

("Omei lizard")

Length: 11 meters Discovered in: China
It lived: 150 MYA Date discovered: 1976
Weight: 18000 Kg Defense: herding and tail club

A large Sauropod that had a tail club that was the size of a football, which was probably used for defense against predators. It certainly could have caused some major damage with the large swinging tail club. Like Diplodocus it couldn't raze its head much higher than its shoulder level. It is also known as Zigongosaurus.

It was once thought that Omeisaurus held its neck up right and grazed the top of trees like a giraffe (as its shown here). However it could not raze its head much above its shoulder height or the thin, delicate bones lining its neck would snap!  

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