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by Hannah Leitheiser

Brachiosaurus

Organic evolution, a text book

Lull, Richard Swann

1917

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2017-04-16

'The other extreme [of size] was reached by Brachiosaurus of East Africa and western North America, whose over-all length has been variously estimated by its Teutonic discoverers to be upward of 120 feet, but by Matthew not to exceed 80 feet. Nevertheless it was an animal of such robust proportions that its weight must have been about 40 tons — greater than that of any living being except the larger of the modern whales.' - Organic Evolution, 1917