STL Science Center

STL Science Center

04 March 2015

Paleontology and Ecology

Dicraeosaurus in the Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin
The bridged study of paleontology and ecology, paleoecology of course, allows us to look at how dinosaurs like Dicraeosaurus lived in and around its surroundings. One of the most interesting things about it, in my opinion, is knowing that Dicraeosaurus was possibly the tallest dinosaur in its habitat. Fossils from the geological formation (the Tendaguru of Tanzania) where the majority of Dicraeosaurus remains have been recovered are typically of much shorter stature. Giraffatitan and Kentrosaurus populated the countryside with Giraffatitan growing to a much larger size than Dicraeosaurus in terms of height.

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