Sauroposeidon

Sauroposeidon

About Sauroposeidon

Chordata Sauroposeidon (meaning 'earthquake god lizard', after the Greek god Poseidon) is a genus of sauropod dinosaur known from several incomplete specimens including a bone bed and fossilized trackways that have been found in the US states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Texas. The fossils were found in rocks dating to the early Cretaceous, a period when the sauropods of North America had diminished in both size and numbers, making it the last known giant dinosaur on the continent. While the fossils were initially discovered in 1994, due to their unexpected age and unusual size they were initially misclassified as pieces of petrified wood.

Contributions by Dinoguy2, Firsfron, and J. Spencer.