Name: Sonorasaurus thompsoni
Meaning: “Thompson’s Sonora Lizard”
Classification: Sonorasaurus is a Brachiasaurid dinosaur, a smaller relative of the more well-known Brachiosaurus
Fast Fact: Sonorasaurus is the oldest known Brachiasaurid dinosaur from the middle Cretaceous.
Fast Fact: Named the Arizona State Dinosaur on April 10, 2018
Length: about 15 meters (49 feet)
Height: 8.2 meters (27 feet)
Weight: about 42 tons (84,000 pounds)
Diet: Vegetation, probably including trees
Habitat: wetlands near the ocean, its range definitely included Pinal County.
Fossils Found: Only one location in the Turney Ranch Geological Formation, Whetstone Mountains, Cochise County, southeastern Arizona