Fact File: Diplodocus
February 4, 2015

DiplodocusName: Diplodocus

Meaning: Double Beam

How to say it: Dip-lod-OH-cus

Where found: North America

Length: 26 metres

Height: About 8 metres

Weight: 10,000 kg

How it walked: Walked on four legs

Teeth: Rows of teeth like a comb

Type of feeder: Herbivore (plant eater)

Food: Leaves from trees and soft plants

Period: Jurassic

When it lived: 155-145 million years ago

Type of hip: Lizard-hipped

Other info: Had a hollow backbone, which was light but very strong

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