Barosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Utah, Texas and South Dakota.

Quick facts about Barosaurus:

  • Existed from Upper Jurassic Epoch to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 20039.5 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 1520 mm long and wide
  • 19 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Barosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Barosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. I. Kirkland and H. J. Armstrong. 1992. Taphonomy of the Mygatt-Moore (M&M) Quarry, middle Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) western Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(3, suppl.):55A
  • W. J. Holland. 1910. Section of Paleontology. Thirteenth Annual Report of the Director for the Year Ending March 31, 1910
  • C. A. Bjoraker and M. T. Naus. 1996. A summary of Morrison Formation (Jurassic: Kimmeridgian–Tithonian) geology and paleontology, with notice of a new dinosaur locality in the Bighorn Basin (USA). In C. E. Bowen, S. C. Kirkwood, & T. S. Miller (eds.), Wyoming Geological Association Guidebook, Forty-Seventh Annual Field Conference. Resources of the Bighorn Basin