Although a relative of Diplodocus, Amargasaurus looked very different. Instead of a long, flexible neck, its neck was shorter and its head closer to the ground.

It also had pairs of long spines that projected from the top of each vertebra of the neck. These spines formed two parralel rows along the top of the neck.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: ah-mar-gah-sore-uss
  • Means: Lizard from Amarga Canyon
  • Size: 39 ft (12 m)
  • Where: South America (Argentina)
  • When: Early Cretaceous
  • Diet: Herbivorous