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.
3 thoughts on “Meet Alamosaurus!”
Hello! Great article, very well done. I’m just wondering where this picture is taken? I would love to take my kids there!
Thank you very much,
Thanks for the article, Alexia. Well done.
Hi Andrea, the picture was taken at the The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. I hope that helps. I’m sure your kids would love to check it out.
Where was this picture taken?