Haplocanthosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and Wyoming.

Quick facts about Haplocanthosaurus:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 14528.6 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 1745 mm long and wide
  • 7 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Haplocanthosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. R. Foster and M. J. Wedel. 2014. Haplocanthosaurus (Saurischia: Sauropoda) from the lower Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) near Snowmass, Colorado. Volumina Jurassica 12(2):197-210
  • Anonymous. 1959. Haplocanthosaurus reviewed. Museum News (The Cleveland Museum of Natural History) 1(11):107-108
  • C. E. Turner and F. Peterson. 1999. Biostratigraphy of dinosaurs in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of the Western Interior, U.S.A. In D. D. Gillette (ed.), Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah, Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 99-1:77-114