By Kid Reporter ALEXIA ALMONTE, age 11
Did you know that the Alamosaurus was the biggest dinosaur in North America? It was a dinosaur with a long neck and a long tail. They were almost 23 feet tall and 74 feet long! Paleontologists analyzed huge Alamosaurus fossil bones that were found in New Mexico, and think that they could be the same size as a 70-ton Argentinosaurus, the largest dinosaur found in South America.
DID YOU KNOW…
- Alamosaurus was an herbivore, which means this GIANT dinosaur only ate plants!
- Saurus comes from the word “saura”, which means “lizard” in Greek.
- Alamosaurus was not named after the Alamo in Texas. The name comes from the rock formation, Ojo Alamo, in New Mexico, where the fossils were discovered.
Paleontologist (pey-lee-uhn-TOL-uh-jist): A person who studies the fossils of plants, animals and other forms of life that existed in prehistoric times.