Colorado, USA- 152 million years B.C. This episode follows a young female Diplodocus, starting with her infancy in the Late Jurassic forests where she must evade predators like the birdlike Ornitholestes. Later, as she moves out of the forests, she comes into contact with giants such as Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus and must survive attacks from the giant predatory Allosaurus. Written by
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The depiction of Diplodocus with iguana-like spikes on its back was based on recent fossil findings showing impressions of such spikes preserved along with the bones. Post-2000 encyclopedias depict Diplodocus like this, as well. Though perhaps even this detail would become erroneous, as suggested by some recent studies made by palaeontologists. It could be that the spines didn't form a neat line over the animal's spine, but were arranged in a random pattern over its back. See more
Some water reflections of drinking CG dinosaurs don't match up. See more
Sauropods dominate the late Jurassic, and it will be millions of years before new dinosaur herbivores evolve to replace them. With their passing, life will never again be this large.