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STL Science Center
03 August 2011
Werner Janensch unearthed the bones of what he then called Brachiosaurus brancai between 1909 and 1912, described and named it in 1914, in Tendaguru formation near Lindi, in what was then German East Africa, today Tanzania. Five partial skeletons and three skulls have been recovered in the past hundred years and studied extensively in the past twenty years. Janensch was a German who gained his fame searching in Africa for fossils with Edward Hennig in modern Tanzania in the Tendaguru formation.