New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Seismosaurus Vertebrae (from the tail)


Seismosaurus
Vertebrae from the tail
Pronunciation: SIZE-mo-sore-us
Meaning: Earth-shaking lizard
Specimen Number: NMMNH P-3690
Location: Sandoval County, New Mexico
Image By: Isaac T Valdez


The backbone of Seismosaurus has 105 vertebrae, whereas Stegosaurus has only 75 vertebrae and Saurophaganax has only 64.