3-D Brachiosaurus Puzzle


Brachiosaurus Puzzle Number of pieces:   13

Actual dimensions:   8" long (approx.)

Material:   Precision laser-cut wood

Price:  $12.00 U.S.


Objective:   To assemble the 13 pieces to form a Dinosaur.

Description:   bra·chi·o·saur (bra'ke-?-sôr', brak'e-) Pronunciation Key n. Any of various massive, herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the genus Brachiosaurus of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a long flexible neck, nostrils above the eyes, and forelegs that were much longer than the hind legs. [New Latin Brachiosaurus, genus name : Latin bracchium, arm; see brachium + Greek sauros, lizard.]


NAME: Meaning - Brachiosaurus means "Arm lizard"
Pronounced - BRAK-e-o-SAWR-us
Named By - Elmer S. Riggs
When Named - 1903
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater) - it ate conifers, cycads, and ginkgos.
SIZE: Length - 80-85 feet (24-26 m) long
Height - 23 feet (7 m) tall at the hips, 40-50 feet (12-16 m) tall at the head
Weight - 33-88 tons (30-80 tonnes)
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Jurassic period, about 156-145 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in Colorado, USA, North America and Tanzania, Africa, and perhaps Portugal, Europe.
FOSSILS: A few incomplete fossils have been found (mostly without skulls).
CLASSIFICATION:
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Sauropoda - large herbivores
  • Family Brachiosauridae giraffe-stanced sauropods (with arms longer than legs)
  • Genus Brachiosaurus
  • Species B. altithorax (type species named by Riggs, 1903)
INTERESTING
FACTS:
Unlike most other dinosaurs, the front legs of Brachiosaurus were longer than the hind legs (hence its name, "arm lizard").


Each puzzle is supplied with an "Objective Sheet" that explains what it is that you are supposed to do.   This sheet also includes a picture/drawing of the puzzle in the unsolved condition, (similar to the one at the top of this page), so there is a reference to look at when putting it back together.

Puzzle solutions are also included with the shipment but are not sealed in the puzzle wrapper.   This is done so that the purchaser can make the decision as to when to give the solution to the person that is receiving the puzzle, (as a gift, for example).


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