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
When the baby Diplodocus are fleeing into the forest, one of them walks over a small mound, but the mound is transparent, so you can partially see the dinosaur walking "under the earth". See more
These rich sunlit waters are on the northern end of the ancient Tethys ocean, the sea that separates the Earth's two continents: one in the north, one in the south.
Spin-off Dinosaur World