Amphicoelias was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and Mashonaland West (Zimbabwe).

Quick facts about Amphicoelias:

  • Existed from 161.2 million years ago to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Amphicoelias illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Amphicoelias was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • N. Bertram. 1971. A New Dinosaur Fossil Locality in the Kadsi River Area of the Zambesi Valley. Mennell Society Journal (Detritus) 6:20-21
  • H. Galiano and R. Albersdörfer. 2010. A New Basal Diplodocoid Species, Amphicoelias brontodiplodocus from the Morrison Formation, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, with Taxonomic Reevaluation of Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, Barosaurus and Other Genera. Dinosauria International (Ten Sleep, WY) Report for September 2010
  • K. Carpenter. 1998. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Morrison Formation near Cañon City, Colorado. Modern Geology 23:407-426