925 Sterling Silver dinosaur Brontosaurus Post Earrings
The Apatosaurus is also well known as the Brontosaurus. Confusion was caused when bones of the giant dinosaur were first discovered back in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. After naming the new dinosaur Apatosaurus (meaning deceptive lizard), he later found a larger set of bones and incorrectly thought they were a new species which he then named Brontosaurus (meaning thunder lizard). It turns out that the second set of bones were just the adult version of the Apatosaurus. The name Brontosaurus caught on and it wasn’t until recently that the original and technically correct name Apatosaurus has gained widespread use among the public.
Brontosaurus' lived in the Jurassic Period, around 150 million years ago.
The Brontosaurusis one of the largest animals to have ever walked on Earth, averaging around 23m (75ft) in length and a weight of over 23 metric tons.
Name of this dinosaur means “Thunder Lizard”
It took an Brontosaurus only around 10 years to reach its full size.
Brontosaurus had long whip-like tails that counter balanced their long necks.
Brontosaurus was a plant eating (herbivore) dinosaur
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 8 mm (0.32 inches)
Width: 11.25 mm (0.44 inches)
Earring Closure: Post Back