Dinosaurs with long neck
Which dinosaur has the longest neck?
Find out who are the long necked dinosaurs, facts, pictures and information about them.
Long Neck Dinosaurs
When we think of a dinosaurs with long necks then we are usually thinking of members of the (plant eating) sauropod classification of dinosaurs. They have long necks and tails, small heads and four thick legs.
Let us take a look at some examples, and find out some dinosaur facts about them!
Scientists say that the Dreadnoughtus is among the biggest land animals to walk the earth. Its head and neck length was around 12.2m (40ft) and its length from noe to tale was 26m (85ft).
Brachiosaurus were were around 25 metres long (85 feet) in length and weighed 40 tons. They could reach up 9 metres high – the same as two double-decker buses stacked on top of each other.
Diplodocus is thought to be the longest known dinosaur. The neck could reach over 6m (20ft) and its long tail had 80 vertebrae.
In 2015 paleontologists from the University of Alberta discovered a new species of a long necked dinosaur from a skeleton found in China.
Qijianglong (pronounced “CHI-jyang-lon”) is about 15 metres long and lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period.
Although the neck was very long, the neck vertebrae were filled with air, making their necks lightweight.
They had long necks and were about 70 feet long – from head to tail. As can be seen from Giraffatitan pictures, these dinosaurs were very much giraffe-like.
Elasmosaurus would have had a streamlined body with paddle-like limbs, a short tail, a small head, and an extremely long neck. The neck alone was around 7.1 meters (23 ft) long.
Along with its relative Albertonectes, it was one of the longest-necked animals to have lived, with the largest number of neck vertebrae known, 72.
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