Kaatedokus Siberi: Diplodocus. Periodo: Morrison-Formation, Upper Jurassic (161-145 milioni di anni fa). Luogo di scoperta: Eastern Big Horn Mountains, Johnson County, Wyoming, USA. Misure: H. 3 m – approssimativamente L. dal naso alla coda 12 m
Majestic specimen among the Sauropod, Kaatedocus siberi, belonged to the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian era) and discovered in the northern Wyoming. The first discovery of this model dates back to 1877 by S.W. Williston. The name derives from the union of the ancient Greek terms Diplo (double) and dokos (beam) due to the double bony beam present on the lower part of the tail.
Very well preserved, including the entire series of cervical vertebrae and four limbs, a good part of the ribs, the pelvis, the dorsal and caudal vertebrae were recovered. It also presents a good conservation of the skull.
Our sample has been carefully prepared by a team of Italian paleontologists respecting the most precise and rigorous rules of scientific consistency. The positioning of the support follows the anatomical line and favors the representation of a moment, when the gigantic dinosaur turns the long neck on the side, probably alerted by the presence of a predator.